Can anyone here comment on the experience of beginning the study of two foreign languages at the same time? I realize this isn’t at all a science and faith question, but you all have become my best resource for schooling questions.
The international school that we are leaning towards sending Soren to in Germany teaches German (obviously), but they would also require that he study French or Spanish this year. His prior study of Latin through CC would help with learning French or Spanish, and he has done a few lessons in German on Rosetta Stone. But he would essentially be a beginner in both. I understand that for those at the school who have been studying German for years, adding a new language is a great option. And I know plenty of Europeans are working on their fifth or sixth language by the time they reach ninth grade. But I think starting two languages from scratch could be too much for Soren this year. I’ve asked whether he could delay studying French or Spanish until later, but it seems this school has little flexibility with their curriculum.
Any thoughts? Perhaps a really smart person with an advanced degree in linguistics (wink, wink) can share some insight.