As far as I remember, I started learning English back in the first year of Elementary school.
During that time, I also started attending a private course center named Meili. They are no longer in business.
From there I went through a handful other private course centers listed below.
- EF (English First)
After I graduated from high school, I attended ADP program in Taylor's College in Malaysia.
And of course, English 101 and English 102 are part of the curriculum.
Eventually I transferred to the US. Being in the midwest part of US for couple of years really boost my English.
I found out that it is better than some friends that study in big cities.
- Syllable emphasis is very important in English. Native speaker often gets confused when I stress the wrong syllable.
- Pronunciation are very important too. Wrong pronunciation throws native speakers off.
- Context in English often doesn't get carried to the next sentence unlike many Asian languages.
- Tenses and gender pronouns (he, she, it) often cause me to trip.
- The v and th in English is hard for me for many years.
- Phrases and slangs are very common.