Learning a foreign language.

@hvedra (1623)
March 2, 2010 11:00am CST
I've just signed up to learn a bit of French via the BBC website and if it goes well will probably look for some lessons locally. I had some French lessons in school but the way they teach languages in British Schools is often woeful, it certainly was at my school. Now I really want to learn and I'd like to go to France and perhaps look to move there one day so having a basic grasp of the language would be great. Did you learn a foreign language at school? Do you still use it? Is there a language you would like to learn and would you consider moving to a country that speaks it?
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• United States
10 Mar 10
I learned Spanish growing up, and I use it constantly, right now in university i'm studying french and i really enjoy it.
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@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 10
I learn english, national and local native language in School, but at home we speak at different language. since teenage i already speak 4 language and i still used it until today, because i had community (family and friend) in every language. Now i really want to learn spanish , but don't know the place to learn.
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@wishgale (57)
• China
3 Mar 10
I started to learn a foreign language when I am young. The foreign language is English! As you know,English is a world language and it is vey popular in China! Almost everyone learn English. If you cann't read/write/listen English,you have no brand future in most people's point of view. That is it. But I would like to learn a second language,such as Frech as you do:)
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@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
3 Mar 10
It's always good to learn a foreign language or two. Since you know that you want to go to France one day, learning French is a wise decision that will certainly prove to be helpful. I did not learn any foreign languages when I was at school. I pick up Japanese by myself only after I statrted working. I have great interest in the Japanese language, therefore learning Japanese is largely a matter of choice. Till today, I am still learning it by myself, and I am now proficient in both written and spoken Japanese.
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
i also love to learn french language but i find it difficult. in school we only have english as our foreign language though my sister said that we also have spanish language before but they already took it out as they think that english is widely known. the reason why i want to learn french is because i have cousin in france an my bf is also from france though his working in london right now. he used to teach me french words but i always forgot maybe because i didnt use it often.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
I have learned Maltese and English (which is our second language) from primary school. In the secondary school I chose Italian because Malta is very close to Italy and we do get Italian TV stations. So most of Maltese pick it up from television. I have tried to learn French as another foreign language but I found it hard. I had to learn Arabic as it was compulsory but I only remember some vocabulary since I do not use Arabic or French in my daily life..
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@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Mar 10
I did have a spanish class in grade school and learned some of the basics of the language. It is nice to have this language to use at times. I would love to learn french. It is such a beautiful language and yet it may be difficult to sound as good as a true frenchman.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Mar 10
My native language is Danish, in school i had both English and German, both languages i use today. Now i have moved to the Netherlands and im currently studying the Dutch language at the University to improve my CV.
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@hbk2244 (180)
• United States
2 Mar 10
I think the hardest thing in school or in life for that matter is learning a new language. I remember in high school having to take two years of a language and it sucked. Outside of math my senior year, Spanish class gave me the most trouble. Kudos to you for learning French!
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
Learning foreign language is cool! You will be able to talk with people from other country and get to know their culture. It feels good to learn things from experience not just from the books. In my case, I want to learn latin because I want to read some books which are originally written in Latin. Cambridge University offers Latin course, it's expensive for me but they also have some free online materials so I just check them out. I hope to enroll in Cambridge University Latin course in the near future, I'll save some money first.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
I have learn basic Turkish language in high school. In my country, most people if not all knows atleast two dialects including our Native tongue, and English so that makes at least three languages. I have been wanting to master my Turkish Language skill and also learn Japanese and other Asian languages so I usually visit You Tube for lessons.
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• Philippines
3 Mar 10
I personally would want to learn Mandarin, Japanese and Korean language. I wanna learn Mandarin coz I guess there's a lot of people who knew that language and I just simply like the way talk. I wanna learn Japanese also because I wanna go Japan and do lots of shopping, experience partying there at night. And lastly, I wanna learn korean because I really wanted to be in Korea and live there...