Napoleon learning English


You may have seen it around your networks, but it would be too much of a shame to miss it – an article about “Englich” lessons that Napoleon took on Saint Helena, his reactions to the learning process, mistakes he made. Hilarious and so true! Like so many learners of today, he tries to calculate how many words there are in the English language and how many years it will take him to learn it, complains about no sense of progress, insists on using French pronunciation – and at the same time plays with words, tries his hand at book reviews and courageously makes jokes in a new language. Some good learning habits there!


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