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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 Name:

Applied Linguistics Program
Program Homepage: http://www.languages.ttu.edu/linguistics/
Institution: Texas Tech University
Address: Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
Box 42071
City: Lubbock
Zip/Postal Code: 79409
State/Province: US
Country: USA
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Contact Person: Liz HILDEBRAND , Senior Advisor
Email:

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Phone: 806-742-4055
Fax: 806-742-4055
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Other Program Specialties: Curriculum development and evaluation
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: APPLIED LINGUISTICS uses the findings of education, linguistics, psychology, and related sciences to identify and address language-related problems, especially those pertaining to the acquisition and teaching of second languages. Applied linguists carry out research in teacher education, design and development of instructional materials, testing and evaluation, and uses of technology in language learning, among other things.

At Texas Tech University we specialize in second and foreign language education theory and practice with a strong emphasis on classroom research. From Fall, 2007, we will be joined by Dr. Bill VanPatten and will be developing a doctoral program in Second Language Studies. We also have an exchange program with Yeditepe University where graduate students can study and concurrently teach English as a Foreign Language in Turkey with nearly all expenses paid.
Available Financial Aid: Teaching assistantships in ESL, Japanese, Manadarin, Spanish, German, French, and some less commonly taught languages.
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