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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Piet  Desmet
Institution: Interdisciplinary Research on Technology, University of Leuven
Academic Paper Abstract: Between learning and playing? Exploring learners’ perceptions of corrective feedback in an immersive game for English pragmatics
Is less more? Effectiveness and perceived usefulness of keyword and full captioned video for L2 listening comprehension



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