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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: Mark  Peterson
Institution: Kyoto University
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Homepage: http://www.users.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~t51193/
State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: computer assisted language learning
Academic Paper Abstract: Learner participation patterns and strategy use in Second Life: an exploratory case study
EFL learner collaborative interaction in Second Life
Learner interaction in a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG): A sociocultural discourse analysis



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