<p>what foreign language have you taken for 6+ years or are fluent at?</p>

<p>French... i wouldn't exactly say fluent but i took 7 French classes at my H.S. why?</p>

<p>Whoa, your HS has seven French classes?! What were they? That's awesome. I'm crazy jealous, haha.</p>

<p>French 1-4, AP French, Adv. Conversation and Composition, and French Cinema</p>

<p>I've taken spanish since 7th grade but I am by no means fluent. We have a very bad language program here... and poor teachers.</p>

<p>The reason I'm asking is because the Hunstman woman at Penn said that it was definitely an asset that I was fluent in German as opposed to Spanish or French or Chinese, the three biggest languages that people are fluent. I think that Yale might work similarly, but I just want to see, based on this population, how many others there are that are fluent in German.</p>

<p>I went to an Italian immersion program and am now taking Italian courses. I can speak, but not well.</p>

<p>Double post.</p>

<p>yoruba (first language) / french (did some immersion, not completely fluent yet though)...... I want to learn arabic in university tho.</p>

<p>I am currently in my 5th year of Latin (Latin 1 is in 8th grade) and next semester I am taking year 6. </p>

<p>I am by no means fluent, but I can read it fairly well.</p>

<p>same as iplayoboe, but I had two years of intro Latin in middle school before starting Latin I in eigth.<br>
Iplayoboe, what Latin are you taking now?</p>

<p>jb13 -
Latin 5 ~ we are doing Poetry, mostly Ovid and grammar especially with futures.
Last year we studied Prose, finishing the Cambridge Latin Year 4 book and studying Catullus.</p>

<p>german is pretty useful in some areas of business. im fluent in chinese and japanese and listen well in spanish and can speak decently (az has a crazy mexican population) i really wanna try something new in college. anyone have any CRAZY/OBSCURE languages they are dying to learn/take in college?</p>

<p>The languages I'm looking to study aren't as crazy or obscure as they are... plentiful. I'm currently in my fifth year of Spanish (plus classes in preschool and in fifth grade, but those don't really count), and hopefully I'll be able to spend a summer, or something, in Spain to really polish off my rough edges. But I really, really, really want to learn Arabic and Russian (plus French, German, Italian, and Japanese). Somehow, I have a feeling I won't be able to study all of these in college. ;)</p>

<p>Russian - fluent. Spanish - years and years, somewhat fluent. Latin - second year(for fun)</p>

<p>oboe i recited catullus at the New York Classics Club contest last year. the Arrius poem(81 if i'm not mistaken). 2nd place. I actually beat out two yalies as well as 5 other ivy kids.</p>

<p>I'm a 6th year German student, and I suppose I would consider myself fluent as well. I'm also teaching myself Russian and French outside of school, but I'm nowhere close to fluent.</p>

<p>Italian! Italiano! Amo Italiano! :D</p>

<p>And I know bits of Portguese and Spanish from travel, although it's eroding by the minute.</p>

<p>How much are your chances of getting into Yale affected if you can speak many languages besides English? I can speak Turkish, German, and Spanish fluently...or am I just like all the other applicants? Thanks for the input.</p>

<p>Beth! I am taking Italian this year! I finished all the French courses at my school. Italiano!!!!!!!!!!!! So cool (too bad i cant roll my tongue though on those "r"s)</p>