|By Antique (Antique) on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 10:09 pm: Edit|
OK, here's my dilemma: I got into a 4-year magnet program as I entered high school that basically locked 3 hours of my schedule together. Like most people, I was supposed to take Spanish during my freshman and sophomore years but I decided to take AP Chem and AP Lit instead. I'm a junior now and have taken Spanish 1 during the first semester but am not able to take Spanish 2 second semester b/c the magnet program is creating schedule conflicts.
Will colleges consider taht I've taken 2 years of a foreign language if I skip Spanish 2 and do Spanish 3 & 4 during my senior year?
Should I be on the safe side and test out/place out of Spanish 3 & 4 (thru killer studying) and then take 5 & 6 in my senior year?
Please help me out, I'm desperate!!!!
|By Antique (Antique) on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 10:21 pm: Edit|
|By Antique (Antique) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 06:31 pm: Edit|
|By Vsage3 (Vsage3) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 06:53 pm: Edit|
It really all depends what goes on in the classes you mentioned. At my school, you would be safe testing out of 3 and 5 but 4 and 6 (AP) are musts. Spanish 4 was straight grammar drilling and 6 puts it all together. I found 6 to review 5 at a pace I could understand (I skipped 5 altogether). Why the heck did you take AP Lit before AP language? That's just nuts. Uh Spanish 1 and 2 will satisfy the reqs for foreign language but I'd go for the highest possible. Spanish almost beomes fun at the high levels because you have to be fluent.
|By Usna_Reject (Usna_Reject) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 07:00 pm: Edit|
Some colleges require 2 years, or 4 straight semesters, of a foreign language. Is there anything in your schedule next semester that you really don't need? Because then you would only have 3 semesters of it. Or if you can do independent study in your school. It's more benefical to be in the class so you can also practice speaking and listening skills.
|By Tkdgal (Tkdgal) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 07:44 pm: Edit|
Perhaps, and this may not be too appealing, you can find a course over the summer that will cover a full semester's work.
|By Antique (Antique) on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 10:33 pm: Edit|
Thanks for the input. Any other suggestions?
|By Antique (Antique) on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 08:10 pm: Edit|
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 04:21 pm: Edit|
Check out the language offerings at your local community college. You should be able to do an intermediate Spanish course over the summer there.
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