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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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English Language & Communication
Program Homepage: http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/schools-of-study/humanities/subject-areas/english-language/home.cfm
Institution: University of Hertfordshire
Address: College Lane
City: Hatfield
Zip/Postal Code: AL10 9AB
State/Province: Hertfordshire
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Christina Schelletter , Dr

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Phone: +1707 285690
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: Welcome to English Language & Communication at the University of Hertfordshire. We are a friendly, enthusiastic and supportive team. We offer a unique mix of modules, focusing on the English language itself, the different sounds, words, its structure, how it has developed, how it is used to communicate, how it is learned by children, when it goes wrong, and on how we can teach it as a foreign language.

All members of staff are actively engaged in research in their specialist areas and regularly present their work at both national and international conferences. We have hosted an Institute of Acoustics Workshop, the Child Language Seminar, a Relevance Theory Workshop, a meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain and the second international conference of Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD).

Academic and personal support for students is provided by seminars and one-to-one tutorials; Research Seminars are held to encourage discussion and cater for different areas of academic interest.
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