Marc Franco proposes five steps for English as a second language (ESL) learners
to break through the “socio-cultural bubble” and, as a byproduct, improve their language skills in English.
This is based on the concept that ESL learners living in the United States sometimes
create a “socio-cultural bubble” in which they stay within their cultural and linguistic
community, thus limiting socialization and exposure to English, which can slow down
and even prevent language learning.