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I had some Rammstein playing on the computer a while ago and Son #2 (age 9) who is a real bass beat lover was "Wow what language is that? I’m so going to take that in school."

Ok, he has to wait three years before starting on his second language but still.

Son #1 (and everyone else it seems) are taking Spanish. shake
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A not so good result of this is that I now have a son that runs around school shouting jumbled up German words and phrases. Interesting. whistle
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I heard Mandarin, and also Japanese, is gaining ground as third language in the Swedish educational system below the Uni. Wonder if that's so. That is kind of cool I think, but wouldn't recommend it to the kids. I'd say go for the easiest - Spanish.
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lundinandreas wrote:
I heard Mandarin, and also Japanese, is gaining ground as third language in the Swedish educational system below the Uni. Wonder if that's so. That is kind of cool I think, but wouldn't recommend it to the kids. I'd say go for the easiest - Spanish.


Mandarin is definitely the fastest expanding area of language education in the US...
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considering the big amount of kids around 18-20 one tend to meet that are absolutley crazy about anything Japanese it seems quite probable that Japanese is getting more common. However probably as the 3rd language (I have a hard time seeing it in Högstadie age)
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Well if you rate the complexity of the language, Japanese and Mandarin CH are very difficult to learn. And between Spanish and German, at least in an English speaking country, German is "structurally" closer to English, and should be easier to learn than even Spanish.
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Doomfarer wrote:
A not so good result of this is that I now have a son that runs around school shouting jumbled up German words and phrases. Interesting. whistle



My son went to school one day and informed the teacher that after dinosaurs came pirates, and then nazis, and then people.

I think it came from watching the old wonderwoman series dvds with his sister... yeah, let's go with that...
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Well, how else are they going to learn about Pearl Harbor??

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Rammstein, eh? Sehr gut. In the furtherance of the lad's interest
in Deutsch, how about some Apocalyptica? "Seeman" with Nena Hagen
comes to mind.

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Doomfarer wrote:
I had some Rammstein playing on the computer a while ago and Son #2 (age 9) who is a real bass beat lover was "Wow what language is that? I’m so going to take that in school."

Ok, he has to wait three years before starting on his second language but still.

Son #1 (and everyone else it seems) are taking Spanish. shake


If kids today were serious about international business, then Mandarin is the language to learn.

If you're doing business in the U.S. Spanish is the obvious choice

If you're in Canada, French if you're looking for Government jobs or anything to do with Quebec, Mandarin if you're working in Toronto or Vancouver.
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Doomfarer wrote:
I had some Rammstein playing on the computer a while ago and Son #2 (age 9) who is a real bass beat lover was "Wow what language is that? I’m so going to take that in school."

Ok, he has to wait three years before starting on his second language but still.

Son #1 (and everyone else it seems) are taking Spanish. shake


If kids today were serious about international business, then Mandarin is the language to learn.

If you're doing business in the U.S. Spanish is the obvious choice

If you're in Canada, French if you're looking for Government jobs or anything to do with Quebec, Mandarin if you're working in Toronto or Vancouver.


Most schools in Sweden (including the school my kids attend) only offer Spanish, French and German. When I was young it was German, French and Russian so who knows, in twenty years time if might be Spanish, Mandarin and Hindu.
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Obviously there is more reason to spy on spanish countries than Russian talking countries theese days.
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Darn. I was hoping for Heidi Klum in schoolgirl uniform pics...

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1355091/Heidi-K...
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sikeospi wrote:
Diis wrote:
Darn. I was hoping for Heidi Klum in schoolgirl uniform pics...

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1355091/Heidi-K...


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Rammstein, eh? Sehr gut.


Not to my taste I'm afraid.

Krautrock / Kosmische Musik is more my line. Amon Duul, Faust, Can, Cluster, Eloy.
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