I was reading an article attached to a friend’s tweet today. The excerpt below explains exactly how I feel in my quest and one of the motivations that keep me going:
“…the initial years of studying a language are tough: there is no escape from the grind of learning how to conjugate verbs, construct sentences and to absorb enough words to begin to understand what is written and said. To elect to do this, (folks) need to know that, like practising a musical instrument, designing clothes or playing a sport, the end-result will be worthwhile. “
The entire article is a worthwhile commentary on literary education exhibited in most English-speaking countries; however, this excerpt spoke directly to me.