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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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Conference Information

Full Title: 2nd International Conference on Second Language Pedagogies
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Start Date: 02-Feb-2013 - 03-Feb-2013
Contact: Conference Organizers
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~slpc/index.html
Meeting Description: 2nd International Conference on Second Language Pedagogies
University of Guelph

Keynote Speakers:

Carol A. Chapelle
Distinguished Prof. TESL/Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University
‘Culture in second language teaching: Evolving needs and pedagogies’

Alexander Fancy
Prof. Emeritus, Mount Allison University; 3M National Teaching Fellow
‘Lessons from the Edge of the Stage: Language, Drama, Theatre and the Tintamarre’

Enrica Piccardo (Assistant Professor, OISE)
‘Évaluer selon le CECR: entre standardisation et démarche pédagogique’

Workshops in French and English:

- Distance education/CALL
- Alternative evaluation practices
- Interculturalism/ pluriculturalism in foreign language teaching
- Curriculum design and mapping
- Community-based/experiential learning
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 24.490

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