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  •  I'm happy enough (6+ / 0-)

    to gain some familiarity with a new language. This class was community college continuing education, so just eight weeks, one class a week. I'd really like to do more.

    I can function in French and lived a short time in France, and you're right, if you try the native language, people really appreciate the effort and will return the effort by trying to meet you halfway. Found that to be true in Italy, too.

    On to Mexico or Spain! Maybe. One day. I can read up on both countries in the meantime. And South and Central America. Armchair traveling will have to do me for awhile.

    •  I wager you will be the best student in your class (5+ / 0-)

      With your knowledge of French, you will find learning Spanish to be a whiz.  

      One thing I have most appreciated about knowing French is that it gives me a way to get away from the world I am in.  All I have to do is start thinking in French or reading in French and my entire mind is "elsewhere."  This is such a boon when "elsewhere" is really where I want to be!  

      It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

      by Radiowalla on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 08:32:04 AM PST

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