||But it is creative and worth a try. I think it would make a good line of argument; I'd like to be a fly on the wall as he argues with some bearded CS professor.
Professor: Come in! Explain to me why you think you merit a place in my course?
HB: I can speak Russian, this will allow me to learn Visual Basic in no time.
Professor: I seeee. How will this happen?
HB: Well, I find if I immerse my self among speakers of a language, I pick it up in no time. The best way, of course, is to sleep with a girl who speaks your target language, then you pick up the pillow talk. I'd simply sleep with female CS students and speak only in Visual Basic, using my 'Visual Basic Phrasebook' when caught short. I'd be fluent rapidly, and able to ask for directions and order meals in Visual Basic, which is, I understand, freshman standard.
Professor: Welcome aboard!