I was taught French at school. I was rubbish at it. Je n'aime pas... er... une bi鑽e, s'il vous plait, and stuff. Somehow I've managed to get away with it when visiting France. I've no idea how.
I was also taught German at school. By a German. I also lived next door to a German. My cousin is German. But I'm rubbish at German.
I was taught English at school. An English school. In England. By an English teacher who was English. I'm English. I was born in an English town. And I'm rubbish at English too.
Some of us just have no aptitude for languages. Or anything else, in my case.
Vom, proudly inept.