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Army colonel’s experience teaching English in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Col. John J. Smith, who teaches English at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, came to Ohio Northern University Tuesday to speak about his experiences trying to teach English and to give his personal thoughts on Afghanistan from … Continue reading

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English takes hold in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Impoverished Afghanistan is slowly reopening itself to the world and English has become the key. Hundreds of private English-language schools, with tens of thousands of students, are mushrooming all over Afghanistan. An explosion in English language studies, fuelled by … Continue reading

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Learning English in the Afghan badlands

“I am a boy and you are a girl – please repeat after me,” says the English language teacher. The unlikely setting for the class is the remote eastern Afghan village of Kodi Khel, against a backdrop of the White … Continue reading

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