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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: Niu  Qiang
Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: China   
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Academic Paper Abstract: China and Chinese, or Chingland and Chinglish?
English or Chinglish
China ESL: An Industry Run Amuck?
China's ESL Goals and Objectives: Are They Being Met?
Chinese University Diploma: Can Its International Image Be Improved?
Language and Ethnic Identity - with Particular Reference to Hong Kong and Macao, China
Can You Get a First Class Education at a Third Tier College in China?
China EFL: Holistic English
China EFL: Teaching with movies
On Different Types of Output and the Elicitation of Optimal Output
Is EFL a Modern Trojan Horse?



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