Hello! Need urgent help! Should I take a break in high school from learning language? (not doing French in 10th)Answered
Hello! Need urgent help! I took French I in 9th grade, and currently, in 10th grade I am wondering if it is ok to not take a language and take french in 11 grade. That is because I am in virtual school now and virtual school doesn't offer AP french, but I plan to be in person next year which my school would offer AP french in person. Would colleges care if I took a break from french in 10 grade just to be able to take AP french next year? Should I just take normal french this year, or take AP french next year(and taking no language this year?)
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I think you should take normal french this year then AP French next year. From what my counsellor told me, It is good to have multiple years of a second language. Also, a gap year could affect your progress in the language, making AP French a lot harder. Hope that helps!
You should take non-AP French and continue especially if your goal is to get into a top school. Some T10 schools want to see 4 years of language, ideally 5.
There is no downside to this because if you take a gap year, you will forget a lot of French. I took French 1,2,3,4 and AP French by the time I was a Junior. As a senior during Covid, I forgot a lot of it.
I don't think colleges will care, but I think you should take regular this year so that you don't have that whole year to forget things, and then take ap in 11th grade, and also I think the 2 years of regular will help you in the ap class.
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