Report Did you learn a second language in school growing up? in Language Learning Posted July 27, 2014 The school I was going tho tried to teach us English, which was futile because they had one teacher for everything and her English was worse than us. Lol. No real learning over there to be honest. It didn't even awake my interest to learn the language either. I had better luck learning the language on my own. I did much much better actually.I taught English in Moscow, Russia, and found the same thing. Most of the English teachers are Russian, and quite often their English is very poor. I taught an after-school class in one school, and I would have to consult with the regular English teacher so we knew what material we were each covering. Our conversations were in "English," but sometimes I couldn't even understand him because his English was so bad! And he was the official English teacher at the school! Believe me when I say, native English-speaking teachers will always be in demand in Russia!