That would be awful. But there are lots of people told that every day.
I hate it when others say, "If you're going to live here, learn the language!" I hate it because that statement doesn't take the person into consideration. I mean, who are they talking to? How long has the person been here? Is he or she just visiting? Is he or she trying to learn but afraid to speak in broken English?
People who yell "Learn English!" aren't thinking about how hard it is to learn a language as an adult and how intimidating it can be.