posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:03 PM
Thanks for the replies. I did take some Spanish in high school and wasn't anywhere close to fluent, but I had the structure of the language and the
grammar down. It was just the memorization of vocabulary and learning to use the language comfortably that I never mastered because I stopped taking
those classes. So, while I'm not fluent in any languages other than English, this wouldn't quite be my first experience with a foreign language,
although it is far more foreign-feeling to me than Spanish was.
My school unfortunately doesn't offer a Chinese class as far as I'm aware.
CraftBuilder, that was an excellent video and it's making me think that I might try Rosetta Stone as a supplement to my learning. I tried it out with
Japanese once before and I was making some progress even in the few hours that I tried it. Finding a language parent might be tough, but those ideas
are really rock solid. Thanks!
As far as the practicality of learning Japanese, I just want to say that I am learning the language mainly out of curiosity and that I would learn it
even if it gave me no career benefit in the long run. That said, I appreciate everyone taking the time to respond and at the very least if I am
successful with learning the language I could consider taking a teaching position.