"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
We are pleased to announce the 18th International Conference of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. It will be held from August 19 to August 20, 2013, at Ajou University in Suwon, Korea. The conference will be organized by the PAAL Korea (Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Korea). The theme of the 18th Conference is Insights into Theory and Practice from Diverse Educational Perspectives.