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    English-Speakers: Do/Did They Teach German At Your School?

    Did or do they teach German at your school? In the high school I go to they used to offer German as a course several years ago but now they replaced it with Japanese and offer that along with French and Spanish. I've taken French although I'd have vastly preferred Deutsch.

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    My (high) school offers five: German, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Italian.

    I started taking German freshman year, and now I'm in German 3. Best decision ever. I think I want to double major in German and something else now, because I love the language so much.

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    When I was in high school (many, many years ago) they offered German along with French & Spanish.

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    No, we had French, Spanish or Welsh. I can understand the reason for teaching Welsh as it is the native (Or at least should be) tongue around here. They forced me into attempting Welsh even though I was English how ironic considering the past...

    I believe that is because I had been living in Wales for a long time, it was daft though as I had no Welsh speaking family. Also I noticed that when I was in the last years of it the other English children who arrived at the school at the ages of 13+ were exempt from being taught it.

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    Both high schools we attended offered German, the other languages being taught at the time being Italian and Japanese.

    There have been moves (since the 80's) to introduce more Asian languages into the local curriculum, the reasoning being they're our larger trading partners and closer (geographical) neighbours... that we've nothing in common with them seems to be immaterial to the powers that be.

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    No, they only offered French and Spanish I was pretty disappointed. I did make it all the way to Honors French V though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredericus Rex View Post
    Did or do they teach German at your school? In the high school I go to they used to offer German as a course several years ago but now they replaced it with Japanese and offer that along with French and Spanish. I've taken French although I'd have vastly preferred Deutsch.
    French and Spanish only; German was the one language that I actually wanted to learn.

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    My high school did, but the teacher retired last year so probably not anymore.
    Proud to be Germanic.

    Even though my ancestry is English, Germany is my favorite country.

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    They taught German at my highschool and I took 3 out of the 5 levels offered of it. . They also offered Spanish.

    German is also taught my university, in addition to Spanish and I think Chinese as well. Unfortunately I am unable to take it this term though, maybe next year I will try to learn it again.

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    I went to school in the southeast. We had a lady with a cart who'd come into our classrooms from time to time in elementary (K-5th) and teach Spanish. In middle and high school we could choose between French and Spanish. That was it.
    As a side note I always figured it was that way because of Canada (Quebec) to the north and Mexico (and the rest of Central and South America) to the south.
    I chose Spanish as I started school in Florida and was used to Spanish in school, that an we have a higher Spanish speaking population here than a French one. I took Spanish even in college. I still can't understand half of what I hear hispanic people say.
    I'd say, if you're going to learn a language, learn it from a native speaker. To me at least, there's a world of difference between a person from the southeastern portion of the US teaching you Spanish and a native of Spain teaching you. Just because someone knows what a word should sound like doesn't mean their mouth an vocal cords will cooperate.

    A friend's sister took French an I got to hear about how Merci Beaucoup was said more like Marcy Buckets. *facepalm*
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