I am a native English speaker. I am learning Spanish and I am trying to teach myself Japanese (because my school doesn’t offer it). I go to high school and I am a straight A student. Next year I will be taking 3 AP courses (Calculus, History, Biology) and two Honors courses (English, Spanish). I need another elective and I am thinking about taking Mandarin. Should I? I want to know whether this will interfere with my other classes and whether it will be too hard to learn. I have an interest in languages and, if I don’t learn it now, I might learn Mandarin later in my life.