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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 in Linguistics
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Address: Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages, Box 37, Station B
City: Nashville
Zip/Postal Code: 37235
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Contact Person: Alice Harris
Phone: (615) 322-2611
Fax: (615) 343-7258
Other Program Specialties: The Kennedy Center (for study of delayed language development); Bill Wilkerson Hearing & Speech Center; Center for Orientation Programs in English (COPE).
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
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