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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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Facts About the World's Languages: An Encyclopedia of the World's Major Languages, Past and Present
(Reviewer: Zoe Toft) - - Jane Garry, Carl R. Rubino (13-Jun-2002)