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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: Meng Huat  Chau
Institution: University of Malaya
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Johor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Language Teaching, Second Language Acquisition, /L//L/Corpus Linguistics, Vocabulary (including Phraseology) in Language Learning and Teaching
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Rationalizing the Teaching of English for Specific Purposes (TESP) in the Twentieth century

Contextualizing language learning

Text matters in language learning

Developing and Exploiting Topic- and Genre-Specific Pedagogic Corpora

Integrating and Developing Language Skills

Corpora in Applied Linguistic Research (In preparation)

Learner Corpora and SLA Research (In preparation)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Corpus Applications in Applied Linguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Corpus Applications in Applied Linguistics
Courses Taught: Speaking;
Vocabulary Learning and Teaching;
Exploring Spoken English

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