I'm learning German because I have an interest in languages. I am Colombian but raised in the U.S. My whole family speaks Spanish and it got me thinking. Since I know Spanish and I speak English(mostly :) ), then why not learn another language? I am currently taking Spanish in school which was a bad idea, I just wanted an easy A but it wasn't until this year when I realized that instead of being lazy, I should actually learn more. Only one of my friends is taking German in school, and when we speak, he randomly throws in German sentences to practice. So I decided it would be cool to actually understand what he says and respond back. So that is essentially what got me interested in German. I want to become a classical musician(I am in 10th grade right now, going to be in 11th in a few months), and from what I understand and who I have spoken to, they seem to travel a lot. So I decided to also learn as many languages as possible. My goal is to speak 5 languages (more if possible) but 5 minimum. German is my third language so far and it is going very well thanks to this program. Sadly, I am forced to take another year (3rd year) of Spanish in school, but next year I can apparently take German 1-2 as well, so I am really looking forward to that. And on Senior Year, I will also start taking French in the place of Spanish whilst taking another year of German. That is my story. :wink:
June 2, 2008
September 10, 2008
Hi there, according to some linguists it is possible to learn as many languages as you wish. Learning languages and discovering various cultures is great fun and I hope you enjoy it. All the best to you. :D
September 11, 2010
My grandmother (she was Dutch) was fluent in: German, French, Italian, English plus her own language, and also spoke a smattering of Russian. I think if she'd put her mind to it she could have learnt anything! She was teaching art in her 80's and studying a second diploma as well.. I think learning another language makes you more prone to opening your life to learning in many areas.
January 1, 2012
Magomike, it's like you're living my life, bro! I'm in 10th grade, hoping to be a classical musician (trombone +tuba, how about you?) and wanting to learn German because I already speak English and Spanish. I've been taking French in school for a few years, so I've begun learning that one already. My goal is 6 languages with fluency: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. Dutch may come later, but I already have a lot on my plate to focus on.