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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: Michael  Byram
Institution: Durham University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language Learners As Ethnographers
 Language Teachers, Politics and Cultures
 Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning
 Intercultural Experience & Education
 Contexts and Cultures in Language Teaching and Learning
 From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship
 Intercultural Competence and Foreign Language Learning
 The Common European Framework of Reference
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship
Academic Paper Abstract: Culture and language learning: teaching, research and scholarship
Language Teaching
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