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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 Slavonic and Baltic Languages and Literatures
Alternate Name: Slavistiikan ja baltologian laitos
Program Homepage: http://www.slav.helsinki.fi/index_en.html
Institution: University of Helsinki
Address: P.O. Box 4 (Unioninkatu 40 B)
City: Helsinki
Zip/Postal Code: 00014
Country: Finland
Contact Person: Arja Laakso , Secretary

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Phone: +358 9 191 22990
Fax: +358 9 191 22974
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Slavic Subgroup
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
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