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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: Judith  Buendgens-Kosten
Institution: Universität Duisburg-Essen
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://judithbuendgenskosten.blogspot.com
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Blogging; Computer-assisted language learning; Computer-Mediated Communication, Attitude Research
Dissertation Abstract: Teachers' Attitudes Toward African American Vernacular English : Influence of contact with linguistics on ambivalent attitudes
Reviewer of: The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora: Educating for Language Awareness (LL Issue 20.4408)
Attitudes to Language (LL Issue 22.289)
Telecollaboration 2.0 (LL Issue 22.2830)
Academic Paper Abstract: Authenticity in CALL: three domains of ‘realness’



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