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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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Hueber was the first publisher to develop materials for the teaching of German as a Foreign Language (1955). Hueber is now the largest German as a Foreign Language publisher in the world. Every year, many thousands of teachers and students make use of Hueber course books and materials from primary school to university level. Through their efficient network of information centres, representatives, subsidiaries and distributors around the world, Hueber can ensure timely delivery of course books and support for teachers and students alike. As well as publishing German as a Foreign Language materials, Hueber also offers a complete range of materials developed to prepare for recognised examinations set by national and international bodies. Hueber's publications in the areas of applied linguistics and methodology cover the major topics of current interest in foreign language teaching.