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Outlook 2013: English as a second language classes expand to meet growing demand

Linda Wein, center, teaches an English class at the Capital Region Language Center on Aviation Road in Colonie.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Linda Wein, center, teaches an English class at the Capital Region Language Center on Aviation Road in Colonie.
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With its nanotech and computer chip industries, the Capital Region attracts highly skilled professionals from around the world. But if you are a foreign national, your job here requires English language skills. And what about your spouse? Life in the United States can be lonely and isolating if you don’t speak English. “We know that it has nothing to do with intelligence or training or degrees,” says Kim Andersen, president of the Capital Region Language ...


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