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California City Pays for English Lessons

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California City Pays for English Lessons

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California City Pays for English Lessons

California City Pays for English Lessons

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The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce in Santa Ana, Calif., is spending $4.5 million on a four-year campaign to get the city's residents to learn English.

Business leaders are even sending out teams of people to recruit residents for free English classes.

Business owners say they need English-speaking employees. Census figures show about half of Santa Ana's residents only speak a little English.