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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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Linguistics Program
Program Homepage: http://ic.payap.ac.th/graduate/linguistics/about.php
Institution: Payap University
Address: Linguistics Department
Payap University
City: A. Muang
Zip/Postal Code: 50000
State/Province: Chiang Mai
Country: Thailand

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Phone: +66-53-851-478, ext. 7210
Fax: +66-53-243-164
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The Linguistics Department offers an M. A. in Linguistics Degree. Graduates of the M.A. program are equipped to:

1. To prepare graduates who have the knowledge, ability and skill to apply linguistic theory to research, language description and language documentation.
2. To prepare graduates who have a general knowledge, ability and skill in methods of language study, and language analysis.
3. To prepare graduates who have knowledge, ability and skill in translating, and who can examine and assess translated documents and adapt them for correct communication.
4. To prepare graduates who have knowledge, ability and skill to assist heritage language communities to wisely cultivate and develop their own languages within the national language context.

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