fagnzr (fagnzr) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Jobs and what languages to learn.

I'm a junior in high school and have a deep interest in languages right now.  I'm on my third year of Spanish, however due to the quality of our school's foreign language education I'm not very proficient in it.  However in college I want to pursue a linguistics major and learn at least 3 languages.  Right now I'm looking for recommendations on how to go about learning these and what jobs there are.

Translator is the one I see most often, but is there something else?  Or another major or position that would work great with other languages?

The language I definitely want to learn is Japanese.  Russian interests me, as does Mandarin(however I have heard it's insanely hard...and I don't want to set myself up for failure), Italian, Czech and most Slavic languages.  Which ones would be best/not impossible to learn for a speaker of only English.  And in what order?  A lot of people tell  me to never take an equal level of two languages.  So I was thinking of introducing a new one each year, but I feel my progress will be too slow....

And I could learn online, I guess.  Although I don't know if that REALLY works.
Okay, long post. But thanks in advance!
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