LPGA, a gutsy move…

The LPGA Tour boasts players from all over the world, and it wants all of them to be able to speak English.

The LPGA will require players to speak English starting in 2009, with players who have been LPGA members for two years facing suspension if they can’t pass an oral evaluation of English skills. The rule is effective immediately for new players.

You can read the entire article HERE.

So what do you think?  Is this a good move?

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One Response

  1. Hi Steph,
    Funny you should ask for opinions on this issue — I read about it the other day and thought that it was ridiculous! This is coming from me, a teacher of English (as a second language), a lover of the English language and someone who fully believes that people who want to live in this country should at the very LEAST be in the PROCESS of learning English.

    But what do English and golf have to do with one another?! These athletes can perhaps be ENCOURAGED to learn English, but to hold them to a test and to threaten with suspension is unbelievable! If all else fails, they can communicate through an interpreter.

    Just thought I’d put in my two cents’ worth! 🙂

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