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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: Bernard  Spolsky
Institution: Bar-Ilan University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.biu.ac.il/faculty/spolsb
State and/or Country: Israel   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Languages of Israel
 Language Policy
 Language Management
 The Handbook of Educational Linguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Management
 The Handbook of Educational Linguistics
Dissertation Director * of: Reversing Language Shift in the Immigrant Family: a case-study of a Russian-speaking community in Israel
(Shulamit Kopeliovich, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Research in English language teaching and learning in Israel (2004–2009)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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