Some of Margaret's kindergarten students (September 2000).
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They're never too young to start learning English. Even if the kids don't take it very seriously at this age, the parents do. They know -- if your English isn't good enough, you'll end up in a second-tier (or lower) high school and university. That means a worse job with less pay and lower status. Then how will you take care of your parents in their old age? How will you find a good wife or husband?

You may think I'm exaggerating. I'm not. This is serious business to Koreans. If a Korean kid doesn't do well in English, the effects ripple all the way through his life. See why good English teachers are so much in demand?

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