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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: International Conference on New Trends in Teaching Arabic as a Second Language

Location: Riaydh, Saudi Arabia
Start Date: 09-Nov-2013 - 11-Nov-2013
Contact: Dr. Saad Alkahtani
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://ali.ksu.edu.sa/
Meeting Description: Arabic Language Institute at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia invites researchers to submit abstracts about teaching and learning of Arabic as a second language (ASL). The conference combines a number of sub-themes which include:

- Theories in teaching and learning of a second language and its implications on Arabic
- Language proficiency in ASL
- Technology in teaching ASL
- Lexicography in teaching ASL
- Critical studies in ASL textbooks
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard
LL Issue: 23.4786

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