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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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Program Name:

Institute of Language and Culture Studies
Alternate Name: ILCS
Program Homepage: http://www.hokudai.ac.jp/lang/
Institution: Hokkaido University
Address: Hokkaido University
Institute of Language and Culture Studies
City: Sapporo
Zip/Postal Code: 060-0817
State/Province: Hokkaido
Country: Japan
Contact Person: Masanori Tsukuwa , Dean

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Phone: +81-11-706-5129
Linguistic Subfield(s): Not Applicable
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: Masters and PhD programs in linguistics, language learning, area studies, journalism and public relations. Contact department office for up-to-date info.
Available Financial Aid: Contact department office for details. Major examples include the following.
Japanese citizens: loans that may be forgiven if employed at educational or research institutions after graduation.
Non-Japanese citizens: Ministry of Education scholarship, including tuition and stipend.
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