Nannerpuss (anarchys_savior) wrote in linguaphiles,

I want either to be an interpreter or professor of linguistics one day, so I'm wondering what kind of classes I should take. I'm going to major in Spanish Linguistics (my school just got the program the year I entered college, lucky me!) but I'm wondering how many other languages I should take. I'm probably going to take Spanish, French, and Mandarin next year and eventually I want to take Hebrew and maybe some Latin and Greek. Is it really such a good idea for me to be taking so many langauges, though? I'm semi-fluent in Spanish now (at least, I can understand it pretty well and speak it with little difficulty) but if I want to be an interpreter, I'm thinking that I should focus on just two foreign languages. But I enjoy learning new languages immensely, so I'm not sure what to do. I have a knack for learning languages, but I'm not a genius or anything: I doubt that I, at 19, will be able to pick up more than two or three.

What are y'all's thoughts?

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