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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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Master in Child Studies:Textual Analysis and Children's Literature
Program Homepage: http://www.iec.uminho.pt/cursos/mestrados/mestrados.htm
Institution: University of Minho
Address: Av. Central, 100
City: Braga
Zip/Postal Code: 4710-229
Country: Portugal
Contact Person: Fernando Azevedo , Prof.

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Phone: +351 253601246
Fax: +351 253601255
Linguistic Subfield(s): Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Other Program Specialties: Children's Literature
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: 2 years/4 semesters/30 weeks of study per year/120 credits ECTS. It includes two semesters for dissertation.

Acess: Bearers of a graduation (or of qualification legally equivalent) that allows to work in Preschool or Elementary Education. Bearers of other degrees who work or intend to work in education, with the minimum grade of 14/20. In special cases, that is if the curriculum vitae is rich and demonstrates an adequate scientific/pedagogical formation or outstanding professional experience, candidates can be admitted even though they haven't got the minimum grade of 14/20.

The course is structured in order to:
- complement and consolidate the formation of the candidates in a global perspective.
- deepen and bring up to date the scientific and pedagogical formation in the domain of Textual Analysis and Children's Literature.
- answer productively to the needs of improvement of language skills in all its multiple functions.
- promote the accomplishment of research in these areas.

The main scientific subjects are: children's literature, applied linguistics, child's educational sciences, integrated science, literature theory and visual education.
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