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English language learners demand slang; teachers try to keep up

by Josie Huang | Take Two

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Jiu Hua Zhang, a 23-year-old student from China, chats with fellow English language learner Donald Chung, 28, of Taiwan. Josie Huang/KPCC

Even with English instruction starting as early as pre-school in some countries, thousands of foreign students still come to the US hoping to master a more natural speaking style. 

KPCC's Josie Huang finds out how teachers keep up with the latest slang.

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