Offhand, I would say it depends on your situation, and why you want to learn a second language.
Given that my heritage is half French, I studied French in school. However, I really had no one to practice with, as my father did not remember much from his childhood, and the one aunt who remained fluent, I did not see terribly often. So, I am not fluent--I speak it only a little bit.
Living in California, as I do--born and raised--Spanish would have been a much more useful language to have studied.
You must consider factors when deciding a language.
1. Work: Can it benefit you in some way?
2. Country: Your country must have a secondary language.
3. Friends: How many of your friends/family speak the same different language?
4. Preference: What language personally appeals to you? (and why?)
5. Significant Other: Does your 'lover' know a second language that has interested you?
6. Language Difficulty: How quick are you to learn a new language, and, how difficult is it to learn compared to other languages around the world?
These are few of the many different factors to find a language that best suits you! You obviously don't need so many factors just the ones I've named to help you decide on a language. Good luck picking the language you desire!
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