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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: Thomas  W Ihde
Institution: City University of New York
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Homepage: http://www.lehman.edu/cunyiias
State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Irish
Selected Publications: - 2000: 'Curriculum Development and Textbook Design for North American Learners of Irish.' Language, Culture, & Curriculum 13(1), pp. 1-12.

- 2000: 'Issues in the design of credited Irish courses' Journal of Celtic Language Learning 5, pp. 5-19.

- 1997: 'Teacher Certification and Less Commonly Taught Languages' Journal of Celtic Language Learning 3, pp. 41-50.

- 1996: 'Feedback in L2 Writing' MEXTESOL Journal: Mexican Association of Teachers of English 20.2, pp. 37-45.

- 1996: 'Language Report: Irish Language Courses at American Colleges' Éire-Ireland: A Journal of Irish Studies 30.4, pp. 181-186.

- 1996: 'Immigration and Language' The ECCSSA Journal (Eastern Community College Social Science Association) 11.1, pp. 39-44.

- 1995: 'Dialect Choice and Language Learning' Teangeolas: Journal of the Linguistics Institute of Ireland 35, pp. 37-40.

- 1995: 'Teaching Irish to Americans: Focus on Feedback' Teanga: The Irish Yearbook of Applied Linguistics 15, pp. 81-89.

- 1994 (ed.): The Irish Language in the United States: a historical, sociolinguistic, and applied linguistic survey. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 167-page book.

- 1993: 'Error Correction in L1 & L2 Language Learning' Rule Syntactica 4, pp. 46-53. (ERIC ED 374 678).
Courses Taught: IRI 103: Elementary Irish I
IRI 104: Elementary Irish II
IRI 105: Elementary Irish III
ESC 524: Teaching Foreign Languages in Middle and High School
ESC 562: Teaching Language Arts in Languages other than English

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