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Skipping Level of Foreign Language

UniquelyMe30UniquelyMe30 Registered User Posts: 205 Junior Member
edited July 2011 in High School Life
Has anyone here ever skipped a level of a foreign language? I was given the option to do that and I decided not to. Now I'm wondering if I should have done it.

This is kind of a long story. In 7th and 8th grade, all students take level 1 of a foreign language, and most students do level 2 in 9th grade (some students repeat level 1 if they struggled in 7th and 8th grade). I didn't realize it was even an option to skip level 2 and do level 3 in 9th grade until I found out that my teacher gave this one student the option to do that. I knew that I was capable of doing that, too (I had straight-A's in the class), and I really wanted to do it, so I asked my teacher if I could, and she didnt really give me a definite answer. When it was time to pick classes for 9th grade, my teacher basically made me take level 2 without giving me a reason why I couldn't do level 3 (which made me really upset).
So in 9th grade, I took level 2, which was too easy, and got straight-A's in that class. My teacher told me that I could skip level 3 and do level 4 in 10th grade. I decided not to do that, though, and now I don't know if I made the right choice (I'll be starting 10th grade in the fall). I think that level 3 will be really easy, level 4 is an Honors class (worth more for weighted GPA), and taking level 4 in 10th grade would allow me to do AP in 11th grade. Would it have been a good idea to skip level 3? I was afraid that it would be really difficult...
Thanks for reading all of this- I didn't mean for it to get so long :D
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Replies to: Skipping Level of Foreign Language

  • LaCielleLaCielle Registered User Posts: 354 Member
    You're wasting your time if you don't skip.
  • katicakatica Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    If your teacher didn't give you a definite yes in eighth grade, then they didn't think you were ready. If your teacher thinks you are ready now, go for it.
  • karaokemachinekaraokemachine Registered User Posts: 910 Member
    I took French 1CP in 8th grade, skipped French 2CP the summer before high school, took French 3CP in 9th grade, and finished with AP French Lang in 10th grade.

    Basically I contacted the high school French teacher and she okayed my skipping and I just studied the French 2 textbook the summer before high school.
  • 314159265314159265 Registered User Posts: 4,276 Senior Member
    I skipped level 2 of French my 9th grade year (I did level 1 in 8th). I did fine in level 3 and in AP (5 on the AP test, 740 on the Subject Test). If your teacher feels that you can skip, do it.
  • karaokemachinekaraokemachine Registered User Posts: 910 Member
    ^ What. I got a 4 on the AP test and a 730 on the SAT II. And I studied my butt off for the AP.
  • LoseYourselfLoseYourself - Posts: 1,191 Senior Member
    This depends on the language.
  • theeboy3theeboy3 - Posts: 191 Junior Member
    Do it son.
  • LikeSomeJellyLikeSomeJelly Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    OP, what language are you talking about? If it is something easy like Spanish, then I'd say go for it. I'm a sophomore skipping Spanish 4 and going to AP Spanish 5. But if it's Chinese or something like that, you'll want to stay where you are.
  • seancarpenterseancarpenter Registered User Posts: 605 Member
    I took Latin 1 sophomore year, tested out of Latin 2 over the summer, Latin 3 junior year. 800 on subject test and 5 on AP.
  • NO295208NO295208 Registered User Posts: 195 Junior Member
    That's what I am doing for my foreign lang class... Though I did promise my teacher to study over the summer... Oops, I better get started!
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