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Problems for learners in Costa RicaCosta Rica is ranked as one of the most visited destinations in the world - tourism and particularly ?eco-tourism? as well as other international business, forms major income sources for the country. Therefore, English is an increasingly desired skill. English classes are included in the curriculum of most Costa Rican schools (although not always in rural areas) and some young people also attend outside tutoring or take part in specialized English courses through private institutions. As with any context, student needs vary. However, common problems for Costa Rican learners of English can be discussed. Spanish speakers learning English frequently have problems with pronunciation because of the differences between the two languages' sound systems. Spanish speakers, therefore, often have trouble distinguishing between words like ?beat? and ?bit.? They may also confuse the consonants ?v? and ?b? and the ?s? as in ?Sue? with the sound of ?z? in ?zoo.? Since Spanish has an ?e? before ?s? on word beginnings, many find an initial ?s? difficult to pronounce. They frequently add an ?e? sound, which makes ?sock? into ?esock.? (Farnen, 2012). Costa Rican speakers