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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: Donna  M Christian
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.cal.org/
State and/or Country: DC
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Educational linguistics
Selected Publications: Dialects in Schools and Communities, Second Edition (2007, with C. Adger and W. Wolfram).
Educating English Language Learners (2006, with F. Genesee, K. Lindholm-Leary, and W. Saunders).
The Development of Bilingualism and Biliteracy from Grades 3 to 5 (2004, with E. Howard & F. Genesee).
What Teachers Need to Know about Language (2002, ed., with C. Adger and C. Snow)
Bilingual Education (2001, ed., with F. Genesee)
Profiles in Two-Way Immersion Education (1997, with C. Montone, K. Lindholm, and I. Carranza)
Two-Way Immersion Education: Students Learning through Two Languages (MLJ)
Variation and Change in Geographically Isolated Communities: Appalachian English and Ozark English (with W. Wolfram & N. Dube)
Appalachian Speech (with W. Wolfram)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Dialects in Schools and Communities
 Educating English Language Learners
 Immersion Education
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Dialects in Schools and Communities
 Immersion Education
Courses Taught: Introduction to sociolinguistics
sociolinguistics & education
introduction to linguistics
the structure of English for language teachers
language development

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