Originally Posted by atomdanger
I went to a huge ass high school, it was 9 buildings and it was smack in the middle of town, near stores and stuff. So it was easy to ask to go to the bathroom and run to the store, or go anywhere, the only thing I remember how to say in French is asking to use the restroom.
I was never supposed to take French. In our School they said that you had to learn two languages in Lower School, and had to take a GCSE in one. When I first Started German and French were the only Modern Languages offered. They were supposed to get a Latin teacher for when I started, so I wanted to do German and Latin...but she never turned up. They now offer Spanish I think aswell...Heck....would rather have learned Spanish then French...I feel they arent as good as they could be on Modern Languages...not in this day and age, not for a technology college. I think they should be able to teach all of the following, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Greek and Latin. There is no need to teach anything with an Oriental or African flavour...but they should be covering the three main alphabetical systems of Europe (Roman, Greek, Russian) if they wanted to add others like Potuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Urdu, Arabic add them as GCSE only modules for people who want to specialise in bilingual studies or something
The long and short of it was, I got stuck with French and German, and obviously kept the German for the GCSE
therefore three years of french and five years of German