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  1. Hmm, there's a ton of stuff I can discuss about school, but I'm going to discuss about one topic that is pissing me off, and that is the requirement of learning a foreign language for a minimum of 2 or 3 years...

    I knew I shoulda switched outta spanish 3 when I had the chance, but Nooo! I thought it would be a good thing.... But it isn't! I'm getting sick of spanish. I took Spanish for three years already (8th grade-10th) Now i'm taking it for my fourth year (I'm in 11th grade now, BTW), and I've just realized that learning this language is pretty much useless for me. I got a D in Spanish 1 in 8th grade, so I took it again in 9th. I got a C in that class, so I move on to Spanish 2. I got a D+ in that class last year, but for some strange reason, I got put into Spanish 3. I find it kinda strane though, why the hell would they put someone who recieved a D+ in Spanish 2 into Spanish 3?

    Now here's the thing that pisses me off: Why is it required in California (or maybe it varies between school districts rather then states) to learn a minimum of two to three years to get into a CSU college? Wait, actually, I'm not even going to go to a CSU or UC college, I'm trying to get myself into any sort of art school that teaches stuff like 3D animation, digital art, or stuff like that.

    There are three art schools that I want to try and get into: that Digipen Institute in Washington, Art Institute of California, or the Academy of Arts in San Fransisco. I don't see why learning a foreign language will help me get into an art college. Why couldn't there be any schools in the US that are specifically designed for your career choice? What I mean by that is that at the end of 8th grade, you choose what kind of career you want to pursue. If you don't know what you want to do career-wise, you can go to some general-ed school. But if you know what you want to do (Let's use what I want to be as an example), for example, a 3D graphics animator or character designer, you'll be placed in an art school that teaches you basically all you need to know in order to succeed in that occupation/job/etc.

    To me, if I was to learn another language, it would probably be for if I were to live in the country that I'm learning the language of. But, you see... I'M NOT GOING TO LIVE IN ANY LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRY!!!! I don't see any good reason why I'd want to. I don't have any relatives or any one else that live in a Latin American country. I've got no use for Spanish after I get out of high school. So... yeah, that basically narrows down my reason to switch out of my Spanish 3 class...

    Unfortunately, there aren't any good classes to switch out of. The only choices are Advertisement, Law Enforcement, and Woodworking. I'm sure there was another class, but it's probably stupid anyways... I'll think of another thing that deals with school stuff or my life or something in a little bit... Nah, I'll just talk about that stuff when I feel like it, which'll probably be in about a couple months... maybe even longer...

    1. Scuba Steve

      Scuba Steve

      The real reason for learning a secondary language is to broaden your horizon and make you less narrow minded. I'm not one to talk as I only speak English, but I would not be objeted to having to take a few years of Spanish. Granted, you should never need to use Spanish if you only stay in America, but it would show a level of higher intelligence to speak to someone from another country in their language, rather than requesting they speak english.

    2. Lizardcommando

      Lizardcommando

      Scuba Steve said:

      The real reason for learning a secondary language is to broaden your horizon and make you less narrow minded. I'm not one to talk as I only speak English, but I would not be objeted to having to take a few years of Spanish. Granted, you should never need to use Spanish if you only stay in America, but it would show a level of higher intelligence to speak to someone from another country in their language, rather than requesting they speak english.


      Heh, that's kinda like what my sister said. Oh well, I'll only switch out of my Spanish 3 class only if Drawing and Painting is available... most likely not. :(

    3. kain

      kain

      i learned some spanish. but i have to learn greek too, so it is weird to talk greek and say something in spanish or visa versa.

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