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Media: VOA online: Foreign language teaching in the US

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: The 'Coast to Coast' feature of the April 18, 2003 edition of Voice of
America News Webcasts discusses the proposal to make English the official
language of the U.S., the state of foreign language education in the U.S.,
and other language-related issues. Click here to link directly to the
RealOne audio file:

http://www.voanews.com/real/voa/english/nnow/coasta.ram

Or look for the 4/18/03 program here:

http://voa-7.chntva1-dc1.genuity.net/Webcasts/index.cfm

Hurry - the links may expire soon.

Karen Steffen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://www.topica.com/lists/phonetics/



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Issue Number: 14.1155
Date Posted: April 21, 2003

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