The more formal you make language learning, the more difficult it becomes.
Surely everyone gets this!?
But no. Teachers dress in suits, don ties, and arrange classrooms in rows.
It's all a big con. Put on a professional appearance so that our students believe that we know what we're doing. That they are getting their money's worth.
This really works to the disadvantage of cultures where presentation and image is such a big factor - Japan for example.