When learning language, there are so many factors that can be considered blocks such as: attitude, age, motivation, unsuitable environment, fear of being unsuccessful, lack of time, shyness, aptitude, teacher and teaching style as well as the resources.
Learning blocks can be associated with certain age groups. For example, children have a very short attention span and can be afraid of the teacher whereas, Teenagers are sensitive about the reaction of their peers; they also pay more attention and attach self-consciousness in order not to make mistakes. Adult learners can be trapped in the process especially if they have idea of the foreign language. They can also scrap everything new the teacher has to offer and are convinced that they know how they should be taught. Such problems often occur in Business English classes, especially if these classes contain people with prominent leadership qualities.
Regrettably, sometimes it's the teacher who creates learning blockages by using inappropriate approach and not building a successful working relationship with the group he or she teaches. For example, if the teacher is uncompromising, strict, disconnected, and even frightening, the students will never be able to stay connected, motivated and progress.
Another block to be considered is the learner’s natural traits is ability or aptitude. We would determine the individual’s language ability on how closely the user’s utterances meet the dialectal standard. Nevertheless, matters aligned to culture, language origin, the learning and living context, teacher training, amongst others, should be considered when talking about ‘blocks’ that may prevent language learning.