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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: Nina  Spada
Institution: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  How Languages Are Learned
Dissertation Director * of: Bilingual Dialogic Book-Reading Intervention for Preschool Children with Slow Expressive Vocabulary Development: A feasibility study
(Irina Dubinski, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Beyond form-focused instruction: Reflections on past, present and future research

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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