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Why do we have to take 2 full years old a foreign language? Is it really that important?

I take Spanish at my school , and I was just wondering why do we have to?

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Yes learning a modern foreign language is important, a few reasons are:
* It's an interesting and enriching study that can make you more aware of other cultures and histories
* It can assist you during international travel or encounter people who speak another language
* Languages study is a very academically sound course so will improve your chances when applying to any institution of higher education
* Being bilingual also makes you smarter and learning one language can help you acquire others
* It also unlocks valuable employment opportunities - making you more desirable to the many employers that have international business links and/or generally deal with multiple languages (as well as generally making you more desirable to *any* company even if you don't directly use that language skill as you have it in reserve should a languages situation come up)

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correct on all. ESPECIALLY the last reason.
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You're right anna!
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Because they think that it matters in college. Being fluent in a language will definitely be a plus, but it's viewed more as an extracurricular, unless you go for a degree pertaining to foreign languages.

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No but they got to keep you so many hours in a day and for so many years that's how they fill up the time. Lol

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I don't understand why either Kayla. I took three years of German in high school and slept through most of the classes and only remember how to count in German. While in college, there was NEVER a time when languages were an issue or were needed.

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Yes, it's very important to learn a foreign language. It also looks great on a job application or resume.

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