No Mas Español

No Mas Español

Schools require each student to take a language throughout their high school career in hopes of better preparing teenagers for the diverse culture of the real world, but pushing students to take a language they are not interested in could set them back from other school classes.
Do you hate taking a language? I know I hate having to go to Spanish almost every day and sit through boring lectures that I do not care about, none the less understand.
Franklin High along with other high schools require three years of a language class whether you chose to take Spanish, French, or Latin. I personally am required to take Spanish class and hate having to sit through a lecture that I can barely understand!
Although language classes are required to help students prepare for the real business world, we as individuals should be able to decide if we even want to take a language class! I agree with the thought that it is beneficial to students to take a language but why can’t we decide for how long we want to take it or if we even want to take it in school?
“I think that it should be an elective and something you don’t have to take because you should be able to choose an elective instead. Choose something you want to do that’ll help you when you get older,not something that you have to do” says Katelyn Mooney, a sophomore taking Spanish at Franklin.
I agree with Mooney, students should be able to fill up their elective with another choice that they could use to further help them in the future. I personally want to work in fashion and could use
another elective to place an art class into, helping me prepare for my future in the industry.
“I think it should be required because most colleges are looking for that so if you don’t have a language it just doesn’t look good on your transcript”, says Darla Quijada a senior who previously took Spanish at Franklin High.
Some members of Franklin High understand that colleges look for and require students to take a language during their high school career. My question to schools requiring three years of a language is, why can’t we learn it outside of school instead?