Should I major in French if I only took 1 year of French in HS?
I took Spanish for 4 years in high school, and in my senior year I decided to take French I. I've fallen in love with it, and I want to major in French, but is that a good idea? Will it cost me more money in the long run? Will I be too far behind? #majors #french #foreign-languages
It's great that you've fallen in love in French. The same happened to me in high school, and I speak French to this day. Whether to major in it depends a lot on what you intend to do with it. I thought about majoring in French, then ended up minoring in it (along with International Relations). My eventual direction was pre-law, and I didn't want foreign language to be my primary focus, but the French minor has always been a talking point with prospective employers and has helped me get work involving French. I wouldn't worry that much about being behind if you do major in it - with your passion and your evident foreign language skills, you should be able to get up to speed before too long. I suggest you take some more time to explore career choices, keeping in mind that even with a foreign language minor, you can still use that language as a qualification/selling point that can open doors for you. All the best - bonne chance!