Eileen McCauley began her career as a French teacher at Canton High School in Canton, MA.
I had her for two years of French in my freshman and sophomore years. I loved her class.
She had a great influence on me, like most good teachers, in awakening and fostering in me a love for learning languages, for the languages themselves. It got me started on a lifelong course of language study which has been pure joy.
No high tech audio or language lab back then. I would monologue and recite the French passages in my French textbook over and over again while doing my homework. I would assiduously apply myself to memorizing the vocabulary list at the end of each chapter.
I once said to my older brother, who also took French: when I recited “le train” out loud, it seemed different to me than the English “train.”
— Roger W. Smith