Can someone learn ENGLISH through playing a SPORT?



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You bet!

I remember years ago when I was teaching a mixed group of children, some from the US, some from Germany and one from Korea, and the interesting point was that the Korean boy refused to speak and learn any English whatsoever in the class and in fact refused to do anything at all until his father had finished his two year contract and was going to take the whole family back to Korean and everything would be back to normal. This boy (and his classwork) was a real challenge and nothing seemed to work, until one day when I was in the playground I noticed him on the field being goalie for a team he was representing. I was really pleased to see he was interacting with everyone, but more than anything else I was shocked to see that he was yelling at the…

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