Learning A Foreign Language In Grades 8 Thru 12 Did You?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    The Junior High & High School that I attended offered French & Spanish as part of their College Preparatory Program. Two years of either language was required. I took two years of Spanish and can still remember how to conjugate verbs.
     
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    Yup, we had an array of languages that were offered. Latin of course was mandatory for those going into the sciences and then there was German, French, Spanish and Russian and oh yeah, English. We had to take English for some reason.
    I had to take Latin and chose to take German.

    One thing I figured out: Languages are relatively easy. It’s just the words that are difficult.
     
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    Two years of Spanish; three of French.
     
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    Three years of Latin and one of French.
     
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    Two years of Spanish, but I didn't really learn it. I did get A's and B's, though.
     
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    Ditto. But I can order quesadillas so there's that. :D
     
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    Spanish Class was a prerequisite for college in my high school. The only classmates of mine that took the class was those that knew they were going to college after high school graduation. That wasn't me.

    But, I did learn a little Spanish from working around Mexican people at a couple of jobs in Santa Ana, California.
     
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    A required class in our curriculum was General Language.

    It was 1 quarter of Latin, 1 quarter of French, 1 quarter of German and 1 quarter of Spanish. It was just enough to whet your whistle but not too much too overwhelm.
     
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  9. Hal Pollner

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    Two years of Spanish in high school. Straight A's. Was elected President of my Spanish class.

    "Atencion Clase...Silencio!
    En sus Libros, pagina veinte y siete, por favor."

    I use Spanish every chance I get...mostly in stores and restaurants.

    Adios, mis Amigos...
    Haroldo el Magnifico.
     
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    And here, where no one acknowledges it as their first language. :)
     
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    I took German 3 years in high school. My mom was the teacher. She taught me Hebrew at home. Using either, we could talk without Daddy knowing what we were saying. This came in handy from time to time.
     
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  12. Hal Pollner

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    Dear Moderator...please let this stay, as I may have written a similar post some time ago, but my failing memory can't confirm it...

    I took Spanish in high school, and my daughter took French in high school.

    My granddaughters are taking German and Spanish in high school.

    I wish I had taken German, just because I like the way it sounds, even though there is nobody who speaks Deutsch in the High Desert...only a high percentage of Spanish speakers, both Latino and Gringo.

    Hal
     
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    Mi apprende espaniol por la calle. A pregunta, que aye en paginna 27
     
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    Latin grades 6 thru 9 and Spanish grades 9 thru 11. Helped somewhat.
     
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    Had German, french and Latin in high school. In fact the Latin teacher gave a scholarship to any senior who got an "A". And it was a good piece of my first year's college tuition. My first year at Northeastern U in Boston was $700.
     
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