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Depending on where you are learning English in the world will definitely have some impact on what your special ESL problems will be.
I am going to put together some countries and what I know of the ESL learning issues are, and please feel free to react, add or deny anything written here as I haven’t worked in all these places but do know some people who have.
|Country||ESL teaching experience|
|Japan||– Have a problem pronouncing certain letters – ‘l’
– Find it hard to meet native speakers to practice with unless they are in the largest cities
– Find learning English expensive
– Still have a lot of pressure from culture to stay within the norm
– Must follow the rules of the family without question, sometimes to the negative of their English skills
|Korea||– Have a problem some pronunciation
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