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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: 25th International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition

Short Title: 25th ICFSLA 2013
Location: Szczyrk, Poland
Start Date: 23-May-2013 - 25-May-2013
Contact: Adam Wojtaszek
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://uranos.cto.us.edu.pl/~icfsla/index.htm
Meeting Description: The Institute of English at the University of Silesia is pleased to announce the 25th International Conference on Foreign and Second Language Acquisition. Traditionally, this conference focuses on research in second language acquisition and foreign language learning, concentrating each year on different aspects of the research field. The leading theme of the 2013 conference is:

Qualitative Approach in Researching Second/Foreign Language Acquisition

We are pleased to announce that the following scholars have expressed their agreement to present plenary papers at our conference:

Prof. Maria Dakowska (University of Warsaw)
Prof. Philipp Mayring (University of Klagenfurt)
Prof. Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University, Philadelphia)
Prof. Alison Phipps (University of Glasgow)
Prof. David Singleton (Trinity College, Dublin)

It is also our pleasure to communicate that the following members of the Research Network of International Association of Multilingualism have expressed the agreement to present their research during the ReN Event:

Prof. Larissa Aronin (Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel)
Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Prof. Danuta Gabrys-Barker (University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland)
Prof. Britta Hufeisen (Technische Universitat Darmstadt)
Prof. Ulrike Jessner (University of Innsbruck)
Prof. Pilar Safont Jorda (University Jaume I, Castello, Spain)
Prof. Eva Vetter (University of Vienna)
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.4524

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