Languages at School

Which languages do you learn at school?

  • English (UK)

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  • English (US)

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  • English (Other)

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  • French

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  • German

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  • Russian

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  • Chinese (any)

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  • Japanese

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  • Portugese

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  • Dutch

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  • Spanish

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  • Italian

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  • Swedish

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  • Danish

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  • Finnish

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  • Norwegian

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  • Latin

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  • Greek

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  • Old-Greek

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At school I learn 6 different languages: Dutch, English (UK), German, French, Latin and Old-Greek. Excluding Dutch, my mother language, that would be 5. I was wondering how many languages you GBAtempers would learn at school. So choose the languages you learn at school, but not your mother language.
If I am missing one or more langauges that you learn at school (except your mother language) please reply.
 

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Brazilian and Canadian are not languages. It's Brazilian Portuguese and in Canada it's either French or English. Even if they speak both, the two languages were not merged into one.
 

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woops, I voted English as well....
We used to learn German + French. Then German + Spanish. Now just German.
They mixed it a bit so as to get a variety and encourage people to take other languages at GCSE.
 

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Foreign languages I studied were German and French. I did Latin as well but it's a dead language. And I can honestly say I speak not a single sentence of either language. I only did German for a year so I guess that's remotely understandable. I did French for five years and somehow got a GCSE Grade E in it. I did rather poorly at school at a admittedly poor school. One of the few regrets I have is I've never been able to learn another language. Maybe I should try teaching myself...
 

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Wizerzak said:
woops, I voted English as well....
We used to learn German + French. Then German + Spanish. Now just German.
They mixed it a bit so as to get a variety and encourage people to take other languages at GCSE.

It has to be said, the British education is just abysmal when it comes to foreign languages. When I was at school, you would start studying (note, I do not use learning) Languages at 11. By which point it's difficult to teach a completely new language to a group of disinterested adolescents. I know the system has changed a bit to start learning languages form a younger age but Britain (or maybe English speakers on a whole) are just terrible.
 

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Formerly here in the Philippines, Spanish subject was required in college courses but was removed.

I have 2, Filipino(Native Language) and English. I envy you that they teach you French and Latin at school.
 

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I've been taught 3 languages at school. German, French and British English.
Next to that my mother language Dutch.
All schools in Belgium have to teach at least 2 foreign languages.
 

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I dumped German because I simply suck at it; I kept English (forced class) and French.
So, including my native language, Dutch, that makes 3.
I'd love to take Latin or Greek, but alas, that's only available to the reeeeaaaally good students (VWO); I'm really too lazy to do that stuff.
 

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In Quebec, it's French(native), English(forced class) and Spanish(optional). I didn't take Spanish because it was pointless and I really don't care. I really find it odd some schools teach Latin and ancient-Greek, two dead languages.
 

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I don't think native languages should count.

I just learn UK English (not really, it's just the subject the school has I don't take the lessons since I already know and can skip it if I take a test).
 

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Narayan said:
what's the difference in uk and us?
US english is UK english but deformed. Pronunciation (easy to tell by just listening to a british guy and an american guy talking) and spelling (colours and stuff) change, maybe some grammar rules too.

The English people are taught is generally UK's, since it's the original one.
 

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Ikki said:
Narayan said:
what's the difference in uk and us?
US english is UK english but deformed. Pronunciation (easy to tell by just listening to a british guy and an american guy talking) and spelling (colours and stuff) change, maybe some grammar rules too.

The English people are taught is generally UK's, since it's the original one.
so an American and a British would still understand each other.
 

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