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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: Christina  Isabelli-García
Institution: Illinois Wesleyan University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://titan.iwu.edu/~cisabell
State and/or Country: IL
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: Isabelli-García, C. (2004). A Case Study of the Factors in the Development of Spanish Linguistic Accuracy and Oral Communication Skills: Motivation and Extended Interaction in the Study Abroad Context.Preface Barbara Freed. New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

Isabelli-García, C. (2003). Development of oral communication skills abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 9, 149-173.

Isabelli-García, C. (in press). Study abroad social networks, attitudes and motivation: Implications on language acquisition. In E. Churchill & M. DuFon (Eds.), Language Learners in Study Abroad Contexts (pp. 291-323). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
History of the Spanish Language
Second Language Acquisition: Speaking n
Dissertation Abstract: Motivation and Extended Interaction in the Study-Abroad Context: Factors in the development of Spanish language accuracy and communication skills



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