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Dear Bradshaw,

Yesterday morning I had a lesson with Rossella, an absolute beginner who has almost completed her 60-hour course with us. She’s been coming to our school for about seven months now, two or three times a week, and speaks about as much English as I speak Eskimo. During the lessons she’s had with me, she continues to pronounce words like “he” as “kee” and “his” and “kiz”. Believe me, Shaw, I’ve written the alphabet over and over while explaining the sounds the letters make, and I’ve stopped her every time she says “kee” instead of “he”, explaining again and again that the “h” makes an “h” sound and the “k” a “k” sound. continue reading »

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