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Is anyone taking up a language in university?

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I'm going to be taking Arabic classes right through university and beyond, and hopefully polish it up with an exchange in an Arabic oriented country.

Anyone else plan on taking a language in university?
Are you looking to become proficient in the language and use it to your advantage later, or just taking it just 'for fun'?
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I'm probably going to continue French in university if my schedule allows.
I'm definitely not going to minor/major in it or anything big like that.. it's more just for fun, I guess.
But I've been on a French exchange already and absolutely love the language, so I would take it a little more serious than most taking it for "fun" would, probably.
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Waterloo AFM requires at least one language course, so if I go to Waterloo, yes. Most likely French or German.
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I was also hoping to take Arabic, but since I'm planning to stay in Canada for the forseeable future, I will probably take French instead.
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i'm probably going to start learning a third language during uni, but not necessarily at uni
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Espanol :) I love Spanish and if I have time i want to take Italian as well most of my courses are Science so hopefully I will have room
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Has anyone ever tried the Rosetta Stone program?
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@jessicadonnan wrote
Has anyone ever tried the Rosetta Stone program?



My friend bought the Korean and Japanese Rosetta Stone program. He mainly focused on the Japanese one, and he's fluent in Japanese now! It's amazing, now he's able to speak to his Japanese friends as we look at him with envy... :cheers:
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Slightly off-topic, but does anybody in the world speak Latin on a regular basis (as in everyday, at work, at home, etc.)?
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I might take on French.
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i'm hoping to continue french but if i don't have room in my schedule then i guess it won't happen but it would be nice & also maybe a spanish course, to make my spanish-speaking parents happy lol
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@TheMetroidPhysicist wrote
Slightly off-topic, but does anybody in the world speak Latin on a regular basis (as in everyday, at work, at home, etc.)?



lol! no i don't think so! but i'd love to take a latin course in university, i think it's really cool but no one uses it for everyday talking, only for praying, poems maybe, singing etc.
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@Anonymous wrote
Slightly off-topic, but does anybody in the world speak Latin on a regular basis (as in everyday, at work, at home, etc.)?


Not sure if it counts, but ATMs in Vatican City have instructions in Latin.

http://i.imgur.com/X3x8A.jpg
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I'm planning on continuing with German and maybe doing another summer in Vienna.


@Anonymous wrote
Slightly off-topic, but does anybody in the world speak Latin on a regular basis (as in everyday, at work, at home, etc.)?

Lots of academics speak it, but no one speaks it natively.

[quote=jessicadonnan]Has anyone ever tried the Rosetta Stone program?[/quote]
Rosetta Stone is terrible, especially considering it costs like $6000. If you want to teach yourself a language, which is probably the best way, I'd recommend using Assimil, Pimsleur, or Michel Thomas.
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I'm already taking French and Spanish so I might continue with that in uni. German and italian really interest me as well.

people don't really speak italian outside of italy right...so would it be more beneficial to learn german or would it be the same?
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@jenyouwin wrote
I'm already taking French and Spanish so I might continue with that in uni. German and italian really interest me as well.

people don't really speak italian outside of italy right...so would it be more beneficial to learn german or would it be the same?


Italy's only spoken officially in Italy, but there are pockets of Italian immigrants in the US, the UK, etc. German's spoken officially in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Naimbia. It's also the most spoken language in the EU.

Neither are real international languages, but between the two, German's the better choice in that regard.
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Because of the course I am taking, I have to take a second language in University. French will probably be what I will take just because I already have quite a bit under my belt, however I would love to take Italian.
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I'm thinking about it, its so hard to decide though. French is the most applicable here, but German is becoming more widespread, as is Japanese. But if I knew Latin I could read original really old stuff... Decisions.
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@Zion wrote

@jenyouwin wrote
I'm already taking French and Spanish so I might continue with that in uni. German and italian really interest me as well.

people don't really speak italian outside of italy right...so would it be more beneficial to learn german or would it be the same?


Italy's only spoken officially in Italy, but there are pockets of Italian immigrants in the US, the UK, etc. German's spoken officially in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Naimbia. It's also the most spoken language in the EU.

Neither are real international languages, but between the two, German's the better choice in that regard.


I did not know that about German.

I think I will take it. :compress:
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i did an exchange in grade 8 (loved it) unfortunately i've only been in the "core" french stream throughout high school :( . But i finished grade 12 core french and i'm not fluent. it's depressing! But hopefully in university i can take french and become fluent.

Any good programs to enhance or enrich my french? Rosetta stone? (some people say its terrible , others , great.) i could torrent it so no worries for money. :P
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i am going to be taking arabic @ uni.
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i am going to be taking arabic @ uni.
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York's iBBA program requires a language so I'll take Chinese.
If I go to Rotman I'll consider picking up a language as well although I don't think it is required
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I'm still trying to decide between German, Russian, Japanese or Chinese. But, I'll definitely be taking a language :D
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Zulu FTW
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