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Quote Of The Day: How Long Does It Take To Learn English?


The San Francisco Chronicle has just published a length story from The Associated Press titled Instruction of students learning English bleak.

Here’s a quote from it:

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. This Collier Study is from 1997 and that 5-7 years is the length of time it takes students to reach the 50th percentile on standardized tests. More recently, it has been found that students from limited or interrupted education, who have limited literacy skills in first language can take from 7-10 years to reach grade level in academic English.

  2. I’ve given up.

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