"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
The 10th conference of the Portuguese as a Foreign Language International Society will take place in Salvador, Bahia from November 14 to 16 under the general theme: Lives in Portuguese - Multilateral policies for teaching and training in PFL/PL2. All presentations in the field of Portuguese as a Foreign Language are welcome. The call deadline is July 20. Please refer to the SIPLE website for more information (http://www.siple.org.br).