Language Studying Group
How familiar are you with self-studying? It can look great on college resumes and if you can prove your fluent you won’t need to take these languages during school. I’m beginning a self-study group for 4 languages, but before you engage, you might wonder: What does self-studying do for you?
"There are many reasons that a student might choose to self-study a language in high school. One of the most common is when a student wants to pursue a language that is not offered as a class at his or her particular high school. In this case, perhaps you want to connect with your family’s Italian heritage, or you are convinced that your future as an international businessperson may benefit from your knowledge of Chinese. Whatever the case may be, you have developed an interest in a language that is not formally offered at your school, so you might choose to pursue it independently.
There are other reasons for self-studying a language, too. Sometimes you cannot take your desired language offering due to a school scheduling conflict. Perhaps you want to take both Spanish and German, but the classes meet at the same time. Or, maybe you have placed out of your high school classes, having completed AP French as a sophomore, but you still want to take your knowledge to the next level. These are all completely valid reasons to pursue a self-study in a foreign language, and if you find yourself in one of these scenarios, self-studying a foreign language might be a great solution."
Now some of you might be like, How do I showed I self-studied a language? It’s quite simple:
" One great option that easily translates on a college application is self-studying for an Advanced Placement test or SAT subject test. There are AP tests available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish. There are SAT subject tests available in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Modern Hebrew, Latin, Japanese, and Korean. If you plan to take one of these tests, keep in mind that they generally are administered once in the spring (and another time once in the fall, for SAT Subject Tests in foreign languages). For APs, you will need to speak with an AP administrator at your school sometime in February to arrange your registration. For SAT subject tests, you need to register about six weeks in advance.
Another way to quantify your newfound knowledge is by taking a national language exam. There are national language exams available in French, German, Latin, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. The registration and administration processes for these exams vary, since each is administered by an individual organization. You will need to visit the individual websites to learn more about each, but all offer various levels of achievement that would serve as concrete evidence of your success in self-studying a foreign language."
If you already speak one of these languages and would love to help me, please shoot me a PM! I would love to have a native speaker or someone who’s fluent help me with these languages.
Languages I’ll be offering
I’ll be giving you recources and basically be teaching you each language, think of it more as a study group however, because as you’re learning, I’m also learning. Self-studying is a dedicated study and you must be ready to engage in it daily.
- Italian (This won’t be as in-depth but you will still learn some good Italian)
- Spanish (limited) 5/6
If you are interested, please comment below which language. If you’re interested in being a teacher’s assistant - please PM me ^^