Why do they allow students that already speak fluently to take Spanish? Isn't that kind of a waste of time.I can't help but notice there are so many more options in schools outside of the US and there is more of an emphasis on learning different languages. Unfortunately in the US our public school system is a massive failure for so many reasons, but that is the subject of another thread.
I took Spanish because the only real options were Spanish and French and the French teacher was horrible. I figured it would be easy since I already spoke Spanish and it could help me expand my vocabulary. It was pretty easy and I did learn some in that class, so overall is was a good experience.
One thing that I just realized is that many of my classmates sucked at English. Wouldn't it have been time better spent if they had received extra help reading, writing, and speaking the English language instead of trying to teach them a completely new language?
I agree though, the US public school system is a massive failure. Something needs to be done about it soon.