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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: Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference

Short Title: ACLA - CAAL
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Start Date: 03-Jun-2013 - 05-Jun-2013
Contact: Callie Mady
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Meeting URL: http://aclacaal.org/CongACLAAn.htm
Meeting Description: Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference
In conjunction with the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences June 3 to 5, 2013
Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée Congrès Annuel
En conjonction avec le congrès des sciences humaines du 3 au 5 juin, 2013
University of Victoria, British Colombia

ACLA - CAAL seeks to promote research and teaching in all fields of applied linguistics in Canada. This year’s meeting will take place in beautiful Victoria and it will welcome researchers and practitioners from around the world.

Plenary Sessions - Sessions plénières :

Jim Anderson (University of British Columbia)
Promoting children’s bi-lingual and biliteracy development in family literacy programs

Sylvie Roy (Université de Calgary)
Idéologies et discours en immersion française

Invited Symposium - Symposium invité :

Shahrzad Saif (Université Laval, Québec)
The language proficiency of International Teaching Assistants in Canadian Universities: Training, assessment, and screening

Program Chairs:

Callie Mady (Nipissing University)
Mela Sarkar (McGill University)

Local Chair:

Li-Shih Huang, University of Victoria
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.3211

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