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The second paragraph of the article on Indian and Chinese schools states: “Experts say that Japanese parents are eager to send their kids to such schools because they think that giving their kids opportunities to learn about Chinese and English at an early stage will be a big plus for their futures.”

I fully understand Japanese parents’ concerns regarding English, etc. Though it may not be politically correct, I would like to say that I have never met an Indian that I didn’t like, nor have I met one whose “English” allowed me to fully grasp his/her meaning. Even communicating with them via e-mail or online for computer-related advice or service is nothing less than a chore, polite and willing as they may be. Most other Asian native speakers have the same problems with English.

Sorry, but I’ve been in the English business for 40 years and know of which I speak.

robert thornton

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