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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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Department of Germanic Studies
Alternate Name: Institut für Germanistik
Program Homepage: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~germ/
Institution: Universität Leipzig
Address: Institut für Germanistik der Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstraße 15
City: Leipzig
Zip/Postal Code: 04107
Country: Germany
Contact Person: Ludwig Stockinger , Prof. Dr. phil. habil.

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Phone: +49 0341/97 37 350
Fax: +49 0341/97 37 359
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): German
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
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