I am currently registered for 3 advanced courses and a third year of spanish for my upcoming year. I am debabting whether to drop one of the advanced courses and replace it with a french language (first time). What do you think?

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Janice Kirn-Sottilaro Points0
I would stick with the 3 AP classes and let go of the Spanish.  Although it might sound like a good idea to pick up a second language it is really wiser, to remain with the 3 AP classes.

Good Luck!
Jon Semcer Points0
Most students who complete three years of any world language are not ready " have conversational skills". As with any language there are details as to verb usage and grammar points. Think of it this way, if you walked into a science class and was told the class would be conducted in Spanish and by a native speaker could you follow the class with three years of Spanish under your belt? My guess is you would struggle and not be able to listen and take notes. Many international students who com eto the United States to attend college need intensive English classes before they are ready to enter a college classroom and participate, take notes and understand what the discussion is about. This is conversational ability. My suggestion is to stay with the Spanish. Doing so will demonstrate that you complete all academic choices to the most advanced level possible. Spanish IV will give you additional literature, grammar and cultural exposure. Plus the class will sharpen your ability to speak in a conversation style that will be natural. Completing three years of a language and not scheduling that 4th year raises questions. Certainly, picking a first year French class is not the way to go. If you can schedule two advanced classes plus the Spanish that is the way to demonstrate commitment and the ability to challenge your self. Make the wise choice for the long term.

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