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    Red5 is offline Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    Young People Learning English and/or Putonghua

    A territory-wide survey conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups in relation to young people learning English and/or Putonghua, found that more than 40 per cent of respondents felt that the lack of opportunities to practise was their greatest hindrance in learning.

    Read the complete text here: http://www.hkfyg.org.hk/yrc/english/yr-polls-97-e.htm

    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Red5 is offline Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    I thought I'd put up a similar poll to see what our members and visitors felt about the difficulties in learning English.

    You can vote here:

    In your opinion, what is the biggest barrier to learning English?
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    jwschang Guest

    Re: Young People Learning English and/or Putonghua

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    A territory-wide survey conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups in relation to young people learning English and/or Putonghua, found that more than 40 per cent of respondents felt that the lack of opportunities to practise was their greatest hindrance in learning.

    Read the complete text here: http://www.hkfyg.org.hk/yrc/english/yr-polls-97-e.htm

    Just read the report. Wouldn't be surprised if the same findings held true for English in China, as they are in Singapore.

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    Red5 is offline Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    I find the stats quite fascinating.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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