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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: Simone  Correia Tostes
Institution: Brazillian Army Center for Personnel Studies
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State and/or Country: RIO DE JANEIRO
Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
Selected Publications: A compreensão de grupos nominais em inglês como língua estrangeira. Revista Brasileira de Lingüística Aplicada.
Courses Taught: English for speakers of Portuguese as an L1 (public schools in Rio de Janeiro, high school level)

Instrumental English (for students at university level, in Rio de Janeiro)

Courses in grammar, syntax, phonetics and phonology for undergraduate students at a Faculty of Letters, in Rio de Janeiro

English as a Foreign Language for Armed Forces personnel who are assigned for missions overseas.

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