“Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.”

Plato, classical Greek philosopher (427 BC – 347 BC)

This is one reason why I am happy that foreign language is an elective.  But it reminds me that I still have to win my students each day so that they are learning willingly, and not under compulsion.