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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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Query Subject:   Call for participation
Author:   Jean-Marc Dewaele
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics

Query:   Dear friends and colleagues,
Peter MacIntyre and myself are collecting data via a short online questionnaire on affect and foreign language learning. Would you be so kind as to forward this call to your students (any age), or anyone who is currently learning a foreign language (or has recently finished learning one).

http://bit.ly/ForeignLanguageLearning

Thanks in advance! Merci! Gracias! Arrigato! Bedankt! Grazie! Danke schon!

Prof Jean-Marc Dewaele and Prof Peter MacIntyre
Birkbeck, University of London and Cap Breton University
LL Issue: 24.4529
Date posted: 13-Nov-2013



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