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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 Spanish and Portuguese
Program Homepage: http://www.languages.umd.edu/SpanishPortuguese/
Institution: University of Maryland
Address: Jimenez Hall 2202/SLLC
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Zip/Postal Code: 20742
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Contact Person: Manel Lacorte

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Phone: 301-405 8233
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Spanish
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The MA program in Hispanic Applied Linguistics at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UMD combines the study of
language, culture, and literature with areas not generally addressed in MA programs including providing experience in internships or service learning. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and thorough foundation in Spanish Applied Linguistics, along with a variety of practical opportunities based on the students┬┤ preferences and interests.
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