Learning languages in the US public schooling system:
- Year 1: "Hey let's learn our manners! Please! Thank you! My name is! Here are prepositions! This is how you say 'I like X'! Let's have some cultural cuisine! Also here are some verbs."
- Year 2: "conjugate these verbs. Conjugate more verbs. More verbs to conjugate. Are you remembering these? More verbs. Conjugate them. Like, not even in context. Fuck context. Just fill out verb conjugation tables. Why are you failing your oral exams just do more conjugation tables. Conjugate these irregular verbs now. More irregular verbs to conjugate. Have a mango or a croissant or some shit okay now conjugate 'to eat.'"
- Year 3: "let's read this story! What do you mean you don't know that verb in context? Didn't you do your conjugation table for it? Do it again. I don't care if they don't use vosotros in the western hemisphere just remember to conjugate it! Let's read more stories and you can just pretend to know what the verbs are!"
- Year 4: "I'm going to start the first semester off trying to teach the class exclusively in the language I'm teaching but since you obviously have no foundation in the language I'll give up by November and we'll just dick around with games and have food parties since you're all seniors and are taking this class as a joke anyway. Hey do you remember how to conjugate 'vivir'? Ha just kidding have some tostadas."