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July 21, 2005

Mother-Child Study Tours

Another article on parents -- usually mothers -- taking extended trips abroad so that their children can study English in its natural environment, this one from Asahi.com. The boom started almost as soon as plans were first discussed for introducing English into the elementary school curriculum. The mothers often leave husbands behind and can spend anything from two weeks to a year or more pursuing their own interests or working abroad, mostly but not entirely to give their kids a head start in foreign language learning.
Taking the overseas plunge into native English with mom in tow
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