Christy B Posted July 3, 2009 Share Posted July 3, 2009 I was hoping to live in blissful ignorance of foreign language study and have dd take Spanish at the community college in 11th and 12th grade. There are all sorts of reasons I'm rethinking that (not the least of which is the huge number of adults in our area signing up for classes at community college -- they fill up FAST so I can't count on dd getting in). I'm now thinking it would be wise to do three years of a language, if possible. I really, really, really did NOT want to start a language this year, so if you have reason to encourage me that it really would be okay to wait until 10th grade, please do so. But, if you have reason to motivate me to go ahead and start now, by all means, share. I've read that Latin would be the language of choice for anyone going into the medical field; it would have the advantage of helping with the SAT and give dd an edge in learning medical terminology. Pronunciation wouldn't be so much an issue. I know zero Latin but have a good friend who could help. On the other hand, we live in an area with a LOT of Spanish-speaking folks. An ability to converse in Spanish would be a huge plus in dealing with patients. We have Spanish-speaking friends so she could practice. Also, Spanish would be useful in case she changes her mind about what she wants to do in college. Either way, I won't be able to help much -- we'll have to depend on our curriculum and impose on friends. Suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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