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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: Lucia  Osa-Melero (IPA: Lucia)
Institution: Duquesne University
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State and/or Country: PA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Spanish as a second language
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: “A comparative analysis of the impact of cooperative vs. Individual textbook-based pre-reading activities on the reading comprehension of intermediate-high college students of Spanish.” Hispania 95 (2), 299-315
Courses Taught: Advanced Grammar and Composition
All levels of Spanish language
Conversation and Composition
Intensive Conversation
Spanish for heritage speakers
Advanced grammar for heritage speakers
Spanish 4th semester within a community service-learning course



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