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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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Department of Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.linguistics.siu.edu/
Institution: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Address: SIUC Department of Linguistics
1000 Faner Drive, RM 3234
City: Carbondale
Zip/Postal Code: 62901-4517
State/Province: IL
Country: USA
Contact Person: Diane Korando

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Phone: 618-536-3385
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Other Program Specialties: TESOL
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: MA Applied Linguistics The Department of Linguistics offers programs leading to the Master of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics and the Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). A sequence of courses is also available for students wishing to pursue a DOUBLE MAJOR combining TESOL with other programs at the master's level.

The Department offers a B.A. degree in Linguistics with two possible tracks. The first track provides students with a solid grounding in linguistic theory and application, the second track focuses primarily on teaching English to new speakers of the language in an ESL or Bilingual setting.
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