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Should my daughter take Spanish or Latin?


When my daughter attends high school she must take foreign language. The choices are Spanish and Latin. We live in Texas, so Spanish would come in handy here. Latin, I hear, will help on college entrance exams. My husband is pushing Spanish, while a friend is saying Latin now and Spanish in college. I don't know what to think. I think that either one will be difficult for her. She has no background in either, except for when I played Muzzy Spanish DVDs over and over when she was a toddler. It didn't work, LOL. My husband and I speak neither. We took French and retained almost nothing.

 

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    AndriyR 4 years ago

    I agree that she should decide which language she would like to study. Maybe it is possible to take a sample lesson of each so she could understand whichever is better for her.


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    Dubuquedogtrainer 4 years ago

    Voted up. I was not good at either Latin or Spanish in high school, partly because I didn't see the utility at the time and I don't think my instructors were that good. Later in life, I needed both languages.


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    rhondakim 3 years ago

    What is your native language, TrahnTheMan?

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    SmartAndFun 4 years ago

    Unfortunately, Japanese is not offered at her high school.


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    SmartAndFun 4 years ago

    Thanks, DDT. I hadn't thought to inquire about the teacher. Luckily, I am thinking ahead (she will be choosing a foreign language at this time next year) so we have a year to investigate and make a decision. I will start looking into the teachers now

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