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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: Jessie  Teng
Institution: National University of Singapore
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State and/or Country: Singapore
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Courses Taught: ESL/EFL
Academic Writing
Oral Presentations
Business Communication
Dissertation Abstract: Power and Identity in a Community of Academic Literacy Practice: An ethnographic study of undergraduates in Singapore



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