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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: Valerie  Susan Jakar (IPA: as above)
Institution: David Yellin College of Education
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State and/or Country: NA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications: A Society Contained,a Culture Maintained
Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, '95.
Courses Taught: Classroom Discourse;
Applied Linguistics for TESOL (inc. Language Policy and Planning, Sociolinguistics, First and subsequent language acquisition and learning,History of the English Language) ;

Sociology of Language in Education

Multicultural Education;

Content-Based Language Instruction: creating a curriculum

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