An episode of Jeopardy that TiVo recorded for me earlier featured a contestant who taught English as a second language. During the get-to-know-you part of the show, he revealed that most of his students are from Latin America and Asia. Alex asked which students had the easiest time learning English; his response was that speakers of European languages probably learned English quickest, but it didn’t really matter, since he didn’t usually have students from Europe.
Yeah, it’s too bad that those Latin American students mostly speak Spanish, and not one of those European languages like they speak in (oh, I don’t know) Spain. Maybe he was thinking that it wouldn’t be too hard teaching English to someone from England.