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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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MA Language Development
Program Homepage: http://www.gial.edu/dpt-langdev/index.htm
Institution: Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
Address: 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
City: Dallas
Zip/Postal Code: 75236
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Application Deadline: 6 weeks before beginning of term
Contact Person: Grace Fuqua , Mrs.

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Phone: 972-708-7340
Fax: 972-708-7433
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Writing Systems
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: Two M.A. majors:
1) Applied Linguistics with concentrations in Descriptive Linguistics, Bible translation, & Ethnology.

2) Language Development with concentrations in Literacy, Sociolinguistics, Language Survey, Scripture Use, & Ethnology.

Certificate in Applied Linguistics: 27 semester hours, mostly undergraduate-level, prerequisite for graduate-level study
Available Financial Aid: Townsend Scholarship
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