If you want to know what it looks like to learn using Engelmann’s techniques, take 45 min and watch this.
At age 9 I desperately wanted to learn French, tried with a few language tapes, and failed.
At 10 I tried again. It all seemed to be going great, but then I realised I was getting stuck at the same point as before – le, la, les. How can there be three words for ‘the’!? I failed again.
And so it was with great enthusiasm and excitement that I looked forward to studying French at school, age 11.
I failed, again.
Slowly, and systematically, my attitude in French lessons deteriorated over 5 years until I would say things like ‘What’s the point in learning French anyway, everyone speaks English!’
My French GCSE grade was a D, it was the only grade that wasn’t an A or A*, and…
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