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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: Debra  Vinci-Minogue
Institution: Dominican University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: IL
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Specialty: Foreign Language Teaching Methodology
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: Journal article:
'Too much reform, too little progress: Teacher education still in limbo' - Co- authored with Dr. Josephine Sarvis, published in Journal for Scholastic Inquiry - Education: September 2013
Courses Taught: Foreign Language Methodology
Linguistics for Foreign Language Educators
Reviewer of: Classroom Discourse and Teacher Development (LL Issue 25.1573)

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