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Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"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:

MA English Language Teaching - Young Learners
Program Homepage: http://www.essex.ac.uk/coursefinder/CourseDetails.aspx?course=MA++Q11512
Institution: University of Essex
Address: Department of Language and Linguistics
City: Colchester
Zip/Postal Code: CO4 3SQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Graduate Administrator
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Phone: +44 (0)1206 872199
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: This course provides a sound knowledge of classroom English Language teaching practices with young learners and familiarises students with the design of language teaching programmes aimed at developing EFL communication skills for children. The course enables students to understand the principles of literacy development, and to be able to teach reading and writing in English as a foreign language, and to implement research projects.
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