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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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Full Title: Conference on Urban Multilingualism & Education

Short Title: UME
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Start Date: 07-Mar-2013 - 08-Mar-2013
Contact: Ilona Truyts
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.smo-ume.org/node/1
Meeting Description: It is our pleasure to announce the International Conference on Urban Multilingualism and Education (UME). This scientific conference will take place in Ghent, Belgium on 7-8 March 2013.

The 5 central themes of the Urban Multilingualism & Education conference are (the list is not exhaustive):

Codeswitching, translanguaging and multilingual resources in classrooms
Language assessment in a multilingual environment
Education and language learning in a globalized world
L1-Ln acquisition in context
Multilingual pedagogies and mediation strategies
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.3822

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