Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 01:49:32 CDT
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: English Only
When I spent a year in Germany on exchange, I had hoped to develop
more than a modicum of fluency in the language. But I was around
university people most of the time, and they wanted to practice their English.
Occasionally I had an opportunity to use German with someone who knew no
English. Then I learned some German fairly fast and it was relatively
fast in my brain afterward, whereas schoolbooks put some German into my
brain only temporarily.
But that was Germany, not the good ole U. S. of A. And just look:
They've got Helmut Kohl, but we've got Bill Clinton and Bob Dole and
Newty! Ah for a Helmut Schmidt! DMLance