Dominique Germann, f reshman, Modesto Junior College
Of course I would like to know Swiss or Portuguese since it’s my culture, but Arabic would be really cool.
Tommy Tran, junior, Gregori High School
Spanish. Having proficiency in the language in California would be a great asset, plus it’d help me ace my Spanish tests!
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Taylor Menezes, senior, Central Catholic High School
I’ve always wanted to learn Portuguese but unfortunately both of my Portuguese-speaking grandparents passed away before they could teach me.
Mark Borges, sophomore, Hughson High School
Spanish, so I wouldn’t have to take it in school. I have nothing against the subject – in fact it is one of my favorite classes – it’s just that I never have enough room in my schedule to do what I want to do.
Gabriella Germann, sophomore, Central Valley High School
I would love to speak Portuguese! Then I could be a festa queen and I could mostly understand Spanish, which would give me a leg up in the working world. I would also want to speak Swiss-German, so I could have secret conversations with my dad.
Brooke Anderson, senior, Ceres High School
If I could acquire any language without having to learn it, it would be sign language. I think it would be incredibly rewarding to be able to communicate with the deaf community. I guess it technically wouldn’t be “speaking,” but I think that’s the reason why it would be so interesting to be able to communicate in such a different way.
Maggie White, sophomore, Modesto Junior College
Español, por favor! I’m awful at picking up other languages, but being fluent in Spanish would be so helpful since I plan on staying in California for at least several more years.
Carolyn Stevens, senior, Whitmore Charter High School
Italian, since I’m currently trying to learn it really fast in preparation for my November trip to Albania. Though I suppose Albanian would be cool too; since it is so hard to learn I would not even want to try!
Shelby Sutter, junior, Enochs High School
Spanish, because I live in California.
Vasu Tadimeti, Modesto High School
If I could speak any foreign language without having to learn it, I would probably choose Italian! I’ve never been to Europe and I’ve always wanted to visit Rome along with other cities in Italy, so being capable to speak Italian would come in handy.
Courtnie Chan, sophomore, Turlock High School
I would choose Chinese because it would be amazing to know one of the hardest languages without having to learn it. Also, it would be nice to be able to speak to one side of my family or find out if they’re talking about me.