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80 Percent Not Enough
To cut to the chase on the question of how best to learn English, check out these clips from today's show. Elizabeth Kim came to the Northwest from Korea when she was 11. She described learning English as a "guessing game" (0:30 mp3).
And it's great to get to the level of guessing right 80% of the time, said Sherrilynn Rawson, a principal in Woodburn, where a majority of students are not native English speakers. But she explained why that's not good enough (0:30 mp3) for school.