Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 01:49:32 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" 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