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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: Elaine  Tarone
Institution: University of Minnesota
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Homepage: http://www2.cla.umn.edu/faculty/public_profile.php?UID=etarone
State and/or Country: MN
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Social and Cognitive Factors in Second Language Acquisition: Selected Proceedings of the 1999 Second Language Research Forum
 Literacy and Second Language Oracy
Courses Taught: Second Language Acquisition
Structure of the English Language
English for Specific Purposes
Methods in Teaching ESL
Academic Paper Abstract: Impact of literacy on oral language processing: implications for second language acquisition research
Second language acquisition by low-literate learners: An under-studied population
Applied linguists without borders



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