https://www.duolingo.com/Parislover1217

Should I do french 2 honors?

Hey guys so I have a huge huge problem.... so next year I have the option to do french 2 honors in high school. But all of my friends in French class are doing other languages. (Middle school right now 8th grade all of us are going to different high schools so friends are not an issue) But my French teacher doesn't seem to care about that. When I said I wanted to do do Spanish, she said I have to do french cause Im really good at it.(she strongly encouraged me to do french 2 honors) I don't think I'm good. But I do get the highest scores in the class and have a passion for french, but I'm always struggling with writing in french and lack confidence. My self esteem is very low in general but in french it's worse. I need some advice, is french 2 honors/ French 2 easy or hard? And should I do French 2 Honors or another language? There are so many choices: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese and Sign Language;)

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/strawberries0

Yes, take it if you are committed to it. I am taking Spanish 3 honors in school even though my friends told me not to and I love the class. People in Honors language classes just work faster and know a lot more vocabulary in the language. I would recommend that you learn to conjugate verbs into past tense, future tense, and Imperfect. I don't know how much work your teacher will give you but the key to helping you in a language class (in my experience) is learning those verb conjugations and lots of vocabulary. Just be committed to learning French and one day you will be able to speak it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Years ago now I took French 1 in 7th grade b/c we'd just moved, and the Spanish class was full. I had thought I'd switch to Spanish after that first year since that's what I'd been more interested in. But then I thought, well, I'm a year in, might as well just stick with it. I am very glad of that decision. I had my six years of French in middle and high school and after my first year of college went for a French language program in France. In just a week or two I was speaking and understanding fluently. Obviously I had learned something in those six years even though it often certainly didn't feel like it! My teachers weren't great; we rarely spoke in class; etc., etc. I still wanted to learn Spanish, though, and in college I did. Having learned French as a native English speaker, Spanish is extremely straightforward. Obviously, learning French after learning Spanish would also be much easier, but French has a number of quirks that Spanish doesn't, so I don't think it would be extremely controversial to say it's a touch harder.

So if you've got a passion for French, as you say you have, I'd say stick on with it. You'll probably end up with the best of both worlds. If you were saying you don't really care about it but wanted to learn Chinese, it'd be a different ball game, obviously.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael.Lubetsky
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I am wondering if anything has changed from when you asked more or less the same question five days ago:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22465520

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bravebratcher

Personally, I think that you should do French honors. If you don't think your good, do BOTS. You can also review your words, write down a quiz for yourself, fill it out, then check it. Here's another great idea: Make flashcards out of book rings, index cards, and hole punchers. HOPE THIS HELPS!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Parislover1217

Thanks I may double up on french and sign language

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cooly212...

I'll make my reply short. You should take French. To get an advanced diploma, you need three years in one language or two years for two languages ( four years total.) And also, French II is just a building block of french I. I recommend taking French II honors.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Parislover1217

75% I'm gonna do french 2 honors

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLjEMCwfst

Do what you want. <3 But you should ask yourself why you tried learning French in the first place, as that might help you make a decision. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Parislover1217

I first started french because I wanted to go to Paris so in 6th grade I decided to do french

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

If you have a passion for it, do it. Knowing more than one language is very important and you already know quite a bit, especially getting the highest scores in the class. Everyone has that time where you're stumped in a language and changing languages isn't going to change that.

Although learning Sign Language would be really cool!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Parislover1217

Yeah I may have the option of doubling on languages if I can handle it I may do french and sign language

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Boujleba
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If it's possible to study 2 languages at once, do that. If not, I'd say it's always best to be in any honors language class than any regular class because in a regular HS language class you're bound to be surrounded by people who don't want to be there or put any effort in, and the class will move so slow it will feel like you're not getting anywhere and you could have learned it faster on your own.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Parislover1217

Yeah I'm probably gonna do french and sign language

1 year ago
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