Ok so I'm wondering if I want to learn another launguage besides French. But I'm struggling because I don't want to get confused with french(which is top priority by the way because it's the second launguage I'm learning at school) so does anyone have advice if I should do this or not and any launguage suggestions?
I'm not an expert, but I've seen a few articles here and there saying it's okay to learn a couple languages at once, though they generally advise against trying more than two or three.
If you're worried about confusing your French, I'd try a non-Romance language. I'd expect a language with a different alphabet/writing system would have little chance of being confused with French, languages like Russian, Vietnamese, Hebrew, etc. If you'd prefer a language sharing at least some letters with English/French, I've only just started it but I hear good things about the Norwegian course. I'm also enjoying Welsh.
That said, if you want to learn another Romance language, confusion might turn out to be a non-issue.
For you though, what factors make you like a given language? Do you prefer to learn languages spoken in many places throughout the world, or do you prefer learning unusual, less widespread languages? Does any particular language/culture have personal significance for you?
If you live in/close to a place with a high proportion of immigrants from any one country in particular, you might consider learning that language. Higher chance of speaking face-to-face with native speakers/fellow learners, and I'd expect you'd have decent luck finding things like newspapers and used books in that language. Plus, depending on the size of the community, they might have cultural festivals or other events you could attend.
As long as you don't choose a language that's too similar too French it should be okay:) My suggestion is Norwegian because I think it's a very beautiful language and because the Norwegian tree is the best developed tree I've seen up to now and has lots of funny sentences in it. The norwegian pronounciation is relatively easy and the grammar isn't too complicated either.:)
This question gets asked a lot on these forums. The consensus seems to be that you'd learn each language slower, you might get confused sometimes, and you might find it frustrating, but if you really want to learn two languages, then why not?
It depends what you want; if you have a broad curiosity, learn two at once, but if you want to gain proficiency, learn one at a time.
Here's a list to some of the previous discussions, if you want to read more: