Accommodating foreign language

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He quickly dismissed lack of effort, seeing that most of these students were putting other courses and their degrees at major risk by devoting unusual amounts of time and effort to their language classes.

Since most of these students had never failed a class before, he felt that anxiety had not originally played a part in their failure.

When he interviewed these students, Dinklage found that a number of the failing language students had in fact been diagnosed as learning disabled and had overcome their disability through good tutoring and very hard work; still, the foreign language course had triggered the problems the students thought were behind them.

For the student unencumbered by a learning disability, foreign language study is indeed an enriching and rewarding experience.

For the learning disabled student, however, it can be an unbelievably stressful and humiliating experience, the opposite of what is intended.

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