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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: Hussein  M. Farsani
Institution: University of Isfahan
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State and/or Country: Iran   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: Farsani, Hussen M. (2005) 'The Effect of Task-Based Instruction on the Acquisition and Use of English Existential Constructions.' Unpublished MA Thesis: University of Isfahan.
Courses Taught: General Linguistics
Language Teaching Methodology
Language Testing
Syllabus Design
Study Skills
Dissertation Abstract: Conceptualization of the Semantics of Phrasal Verbs in English as a Foreign Language: A cognitive linguistics perspective
Academic Paper Abstract: The Effect of Task-based Instruction on the Acquisition and Use of English Existential Constructions by Iranian EFL Learners
Mnemonic Effectiveness of CL-motivated Picture-elucidation Tasks in Foreign Learners' Acquisition of English Phrasal Verbs



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