When my father was younger, he said he would learn English. It is the language of the world, it is the future here.
He took us out of our school and enrolled us in another. Arabic, English, a little French, and this would let us be citizens of the world.
How was he to learn English as an adult man? There were no courses in the village, he could not read at a level to enter university. His one choice was to read over our shoulders and for us to teach him the words. He put a satellite dish on the roof and we only ever watched English shows night and day. He had the TV turned to children’s shows because they spoke slowly and he could understand.