Learning was never as fun!
In public school, they drill you. Now you can easily, on your our time, learn a language without all the homework that is due the next day! I have time to do other stuff, and have fun without worrying about if I get a bad grade or not! I love this site!!! Thank you DuoLingo!!!
In Spanish class there were a lot of bilingual students. We did have more conversation. I think the difference with French class was that most students spoke English as their native language We had one classmate that spoke some German. In my hometown, one heard a lot of Spanish and Italian. There is a lot of tourism in the region where I live now. I meet people from many different backgrounds.
I don't think there is a "best" language to learn. i do feel that when students can use the foreign language with their peers and in the community, this offers an advantage one cannot get from just studying a foreign language from curriculum On the other hand, I know what it feels like to be in a situation where I don't speak the foreign language and the other person doesn't speak English. This happened to me with my grandparents in Spanish although my Mom and her other relatives were bilingual. The best combination I think if to have some formal instruction and then use that outside the classroom. I do feel that the PTA and School Board should consider the languages spoken in a region when they offer foreign languages as electives. It can really help to pair an English speaking student with a bilingual student during classes and homework and add more field trips, even if it just means shopping at an international grocery store or going to a restaurant or cultural fair.
yeah that's true , after getting to level 25 , tell me about it ( its like an interviewx)
You are totally right. Teachers/schools should, altogether, have more time to exercise and experience the language first hand. Having out of class time to work on the language that you study is more helpful to some kids more than others. And yes there really is no "best" language! :)