language course for college (11)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-26 19:02 ID:rnaltW7b

so i need to take a language class,
which language would be the most practical for me to learn?
I'm thinking of majoring in a science, possibly physics if that helps.

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-26 21:56 ID:IiGkNO5R


3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-27 00:47 ID:Heaven

Might want to consider Russian too.
But this post is 3/4 vote German, 1/4 vote Russian. German really is a giant in the physical sciences.

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-27 20:31 ID:OLhiFR1z

French is second to English in the number of countries it is spoken.

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-28 01:25 ID:2izaZNXR


i thought that was spanish

6 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-28 04:03 ID:IsaECo+H

Nope. French. Hard to believe that they mananged to hold colonies, considering they can barely defend their own country.

7 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-28 15:41 ID:IiGkNO5R


Spanish is spoken by more people, French is geographically more widely distributed.

8 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-29 20:37 ID:h3F/OZf6

Learn Mandarin Chinese. In the future more and more scientists will probably come from there.

9 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-29 20:56 ID:2izaZNXR

i've thought of it
but i have trouble with the intonations and reading the characters
is it really feasible for me to learn it when i'm already 20?

10 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-29 21:51 ID:IiGkNO5R


Yes, but there's not much point if you're doing physical science: nothing is written in chinese. Everything is in English, with German coming second, then perhaps French or Russian thereafter.

11 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-03-01 01:52 ID:2izaZNXR

so German it is

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