Re: Learning English

Date: Sat Jul 31 1999 - 10:29:57 EDT

How long did it take your daughters to learn english and get to understand
the contents of their academic work?


>Original message:
>I am an ESL university educator who spent nine years in Japan with
my elementary-age daughters in Japanese public schools. Although English
was the home language, while in Japan they learned to read and write
English only at several grade levels below their actual placement. Upon
return to the American public school system, the school personnel in two
states - California and Iowa - presented many obstacles to obtaining the
necessary academic second languge instruction and appropriate placement in
content area classes for my daughters...

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