Foreign Language Showdown: Spanish enters the ring!

Zachary Walton

When I got my schedule in the start of the year, I was crushed. I had requested French and was assigned Spanish. I tried to keep an open mind, and now I am glad I did not get French. The first day I walked into Spanish class, I had known minimal Spanish: the first ten numbers and the Spanish word for “yes”. Now I know so, so much more.

        The Spanish day starts at the door, answering short questions from “How are you?” to “What day is it?”. Then, we enter the classroom. At the end of October, we studied the Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead is on November 2, and Señora Bryk is always on top of this. Whether we are learning about Mexican culture or about other Spanish-speaking countries, she never fails to teach us more.

Sixth grader Lucas Blank said, “I chose Spanish because there are more Spanish speaking people in America.” And he would be perfectly correct. Spanish is spoken more than French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Native American languages combined.