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best foreign language minor to take if your a business major...

freakonomicsfreakonomics Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
edited April 2008 in Business Major
my public speaking teacher said its chinese , but ive already taken 6 years of spanish altogether now as hs junior ...
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Replies to: best foreign language minor to take if your a business major...

  • kmzizzlekmzizzle Posts: 1,248Registered User Senior Member
  • freakonomicsfreakonomics Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    so you do you think i should stick w. spanish ? or try chinese and then like take the spanish at a CC ?
  • worried_momworried_mom Posts: 2,205Registered User Senior Member
    How well do you already converse and read/write in Spanish?

    In the business world, it would probably be most advantageous to develop a real fluency in one language rather than to have a more limited knowledge of two languages -- particularly since Spanish and Chinese really have nothing in common (not even an alphabet!)
  • freakonomicsfreakonomics Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    Well im in spanish III right now @ hs and im pulling a solid B , and I'm a pretty good spanish speaker I'd like to think .... usually do well in class presentations , and when we talk in spanish about our weekends. Plus next year I'll be in spanish 4 dual credit which is emphasizing conversational spanish. Writing in spanish is another thing I'm decent not stellar. What I can do is you give me spanish text and I can translate like no other ... Spanish is one of my favorite classes
  • Wneckid99Wneckid99 Posts: 925Registered User Member
    spanish is great to learn- many emerging countries are spanish speaking (mexico, argentina, ecuador, etc)

    china will be an economic superpower one day- so chinese is also a good one to learn
  • freakonomicsfreakonomics Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    so should I just stick w. spanish ?
  • wolfpack12wolfpack12 Posts: 347- Member
    te sugiero que sigas tomando espanol. si hablarias fluido, trata chino. Pero, es importante que tu hables una idoma fluido.
  • freakonomicsfreakonomics Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    gracias puedo sacar espanoles en la universidad
  • NarcissaNarcissa Posts: 3,935- Senior Member
    yo puedo hablar chino!
  • wolfpack12wolfpack12 Posts: 347- Member
    yo advinaria que eres de china.
  • NarcissaNarcissa Posts: 3,935- Senior Member
    yo estoy de taiwan :) actualmente mis padres estan de taiwan..
  • Rosie51391Rosie51391 Posts: 243Registered User Junior Member
    oo me gusta espanol. I am having the same problem with choosing a language since yea china is becoming huge. pero no se si quiero sacar chino porque es mas differente
  • Mr PayneMr Payne Posts: 8,850Registered User Senior Member
    Chinese is pointless. You won't get even remotely good enough to do anything useful. You could learn Spanish/French for less time than it takes to get good at Spanish.
  • lookingforwhat?lookingforwhat? Posts: 327Registered User Member
    There's a multitude of bilingual chinese and indian people...try another language. I'm taking Japanese but their kinda in stagflation...so...
  • SachmoneySachmoney Posts: 1,254Registered User Senior Member
    I'm taking Spanish right now. I really love it. I can understand romance languages pretty well because I took six years of Latin (the joy). I think its quite useful because the Hispanic population in America is only going to grow and we may become a dual language society (I really don't think we will). Communication is an important part of business. My theory is that by speaking the language and knowing the culture, one can show that they can relate to people and make deal more easily. I am dying to take Hindi...I already speak another, less spoken Indian language in addition to English. I'd like to learn Portuguese too, but for selfish reasons ;-)
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