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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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Title: Learners' Experience of Immersion Education: Case Studies of French and Chinese
Written By: Michele DeCourcy
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
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This book, which follows the progress of two groups of learners in late immersion programs aims to add to the literature on immersion programs by its emphasis on the processes of learning in such programs. Another aim of the book is to extend our knowledge of learning processes in character- based languages.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
French
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