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A rare letter in English by Napoleon highlights the complexity of delivering good learner feedback

Trying to teach a student with a domineering personality can be a challenge, so spare a thought for Count Emmanuel de las Cases, who was Napoleon Boneparte’s English teacher when both men were exiled on the island of St Helena following the battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Last month, one of just a handful of letters written by Napoleon in the language of his arch-enemies and sent to De las Cases for comment was sold at auction for $400,000, more than five times its anticipated price.

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