How to take two foreign languages?
Hello. My son loves languages. He speaks three different languages including English at home, and has been taking French in school. He will be entering 9th grade this fall after having completed one year (Level I) of French. He wants to take four years of Latin in high school but, if he does so, he will not have any electives left for taking additional years of French.
One option he is considering is summer school at his school, which offers French classes that meet two hours five time a week for six weeks. This would give him three additional years of French by the start of junior year if he started this summer. This could possibly be for credit, with the school's permission, but the credit is not as important to him as progressing in the language.
However, I wonder whether summer school would keep him from doing other things in which he might become interested. There's a real opportunity cost to taking a second foreign language.
Also, do you think admissions committees would have a bad opinion of someone who has spent consecutive summers in summer school?
What do you think of this plan? Can you think of other ways that he could continue in French?
Do you think it would be better for him to continue French courses in school so that he can reach Level V of French, and just take Latin during the summers?
Thank you for your opinions and advice!