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    Forcing communication in English

    For 2 years I've been tutoring a Korean student who wants to improve her English speaking ability, and who is very immersed in her Korean community here--Korean friends, neighbors, church, market. She works full-time caring for Korean infants/toddlers, and her own children get impatient speaking with her in English, so they speak Korean at home.

    She is intelligent and making progress, albeit slowly. Our 1.5 hrs/week plus an hour of mostly-written homework (Side-by-Side) is simply not enough. One student told me she learned English on her own, mainly by watching close-captioned English TV shows. Any other advice or links? Thanks.

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    Re: Forcing communication in English

    Tell her to try her Korean church's English language service.

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