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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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Name: Jako  Olivier (IPA: [jaku o:livi:r])
Institution: North-West University
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Homepage: http://www.jako.nom.za
State and/or Country: South Africa   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Subtitling, multilingual education, blended learning, e-learning
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
Sotho, Southern
Selected Publications: The possibilities provided by subtitling to the SABC-TV in the recognition and protection of language rights. (MA Dissertation)

Accommodating and promoting multilingualism through blended learning (PhD Thesis)
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics
Academic Paper Abstract: The Possibilities Provided by Subtitling to the SABC-TV in the Recognition and Protection of Language Rights

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