Extra Credit: A Proposal for Restructuring Language Classes
Dear Extra Credit:
I could not agree more with Cassandra Rosado ["Proper Grammar Is Not a Prerequisite for AP English," March 12] about not needing a foreign language class in high school. My son is in Spanish 2 and has never had an aptitude for languages. He spends more time at home doing Spanish homework than he spends on all of his other classes combined. How about offering a conversational language course of one year that would meet the foreign language requirement? Currently they spend a great deal of time writing and reading in Spanish, two things that I certainly do not see him doing in the real world.
Your idea has potential, but such a course requires just as much concentration as a reading and writing class, and maybe even more during class time.
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Washington Post Editors
| April 30, 2009; 1:01 AM ET
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