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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: Sergei  L Nikolaev
Institution: Russian Academy of Sciences
Homepage: http://www.inslav.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=358:2010-06-09-18-14-01&catid=12:2009-08-05-10-49-56&Itemid=22



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