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1. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 20:47 BST
I'm going to be in the 7th grade. and I have to take a foreign language (Spanish).
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2. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 20:56 BST
You have to take a foreign language? It's an option where I go.
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3. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 20:57 BST
I'm going to be a senior in high school. Why are you compiling this information? You little weirdo...
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4. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 20:59 BST
lol im going to the grade i should be going into since i passed exams
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5. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 21:01 BST
if you plan to go to college in the US, foreign language is damn-near mandatory. I couldn't find many/any degree plans that didn't require through spanish 3 or 4 (or any other language, obviously, although in Texas taking spanish is pretty much expected) Spanish = the reason I didn't finish in 4 years.
Thank you US education system for not stressing foreign language education when we're young enough to actually learn it.
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6. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 21:41 BST
We start school in late summer, not fall.
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7. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 21:43 BST
I'm going to be a Sophomore.
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8. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 22:06 BST
My fourth and final year in college.
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9. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 22:09 BST
Im going to begin the 8th grade next year.
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10. Posted: Sat 25th Jul 2009 22:13 BST
I'll be a Senior in high school in August
11. Posted: Mon 27th Jul 2009 02:31 BST
In September, I'll be an 8th grader.
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12. Posted: Mon 27th Jul 2009 04:24 BST
I start back college this Thursday again. Im actually getting paid too wich is really nice. New Job comes with lots of nice benefits including free college. Working and going to school and getting paid for both. I think my first couple of classes will be BluePrints and Math of some sorts.
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13. Posted: Mon 27th Jul 2009 04:29 BST
I'll be going in to grade 9.
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14. Posted: Mon 27th Jul 2009 04:34 BST
Starting High School. Like u really needed to kno that
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15. Posted: Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:33 BST
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16. Posted: Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:50 BST
I took four courses of French as an undergrad and am taking my second Spanish right now to prepare for a graduate program in English I start this fall, where if I go on to the doctorate program I'll be expected to have fluency in one foreign language and at least reading proficiency in another.
How the heck I will accomplish this in so little time, I have no idea. I can absorb grammar and idiomatic expressions very quickly, but to digest a decent vocabulary that you can call "fluency" means learning probably over a thousand words.
Don't they know I have video games to play? I don't have time for this, and my brain is just not suited to memorizing random combinations of phonemes anymore.
Spanish ought to be required at least as early as middle school. 34 million Americans speak it as a primary language, for Pete's sake. One or two years in high school won't cut it, and by college it's pretty much too late for most students.
Edited on Mon 27th July, 2009 @ 20:54 by Adam
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17. Posted: Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:56 BST
18. Posted: Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:57 BST
I shall be heading towards freshman year in high school. I too am forced to study foreign language, French to be exact.
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19. Posted: Tue 28th Jul 2009 14:00 BST
Start playing some RPGs or other text-intensive titles in the target language, via an emulator if necessitate by region-locking. I used to do that from time to time with German.
Although, to be honest, the best way is to regularly read an article or two in an online news source from the language in question, then try to watch a film or TV show as well from time to time.
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20. Posted: Tue 28th Jul 2009 14:08 BST
I used to play XIII (GCN FPS) in French, actually, but never an RPG or other text-heavy game. I've been meaning to try the French and Spanish translations (and maybe others) of Mother 3 when they're ready, which I think will be good since I'm so familiar with the game. Also, I tend to set most of my electronic devices to French, though that only does so much.
If I had the money to, I'd import an RPG from time to time, but I've got too many other games to play without taking such a gamble.