Hi,

What is the best language to learn in the long-run for a career in the Financial Services, specifically Accountancy and moving into Corporate Finance or Restructuring later on?

For example would it be better to learn Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, Spanish etc. ?

What does an Air Force Intelligence officer do?

Basically I would like to know as much information about the career field as possible. I am doing research but nothing compares to talking to someone who has done it. Or someone in the military who is familiar with it practically and not just theoretically (eg: by googling it).

Also, how do speaking other languages like arabic or mandarin come into play with this career feild?

I would think Chinese because they are a rising power and eventually will be a force to be reckoned with. Also for the obvious fact there is like a billion Chinese. I think Arabic would be useful because there are about a billion muslims in the world and I see the U.S. being more involved in the Middle East in the future.

Or maybe you have another language you want to recommend me?

What does an Air Force Intelligence officer do?

Basically I would like to know as much information about the career field as possible. I am doing research but nothing compares to talking to someone who has done it. Or someone in the military who is familiar with it practically and not just theoretically (eg: by googling it).

Also, how do speaking other languages like arabic or mandarin come into play with this career feild?

As the saying goes for Chinese– if you want to learn Mandarin, go to China. If you want to learn Standard Mandarin, go to Harbin.
Is there something similar for Arabic?

Also, what is the most widely-understood form of Arabic? Is is MSA, Egyptian, Saudi…?

I would like to learn Arabic, Mandarin, or Farsi. If money is not a problem, is this a good method of quickly learning a new foreign language? I have read great reviews on the site but not so good as well as good reviews from other sites. Thanks so much and God bless you!
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For a gradualt-level course, I must learn the basics of either French, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. Which language is considered easier to learn and speak?

helloo people of earth! 😀

im sorry! but this is going to be really confusing… but ill do my best to make it make sence! 😉
ok so next year im going into 9th grade! i dont really want to say where i live on the internet so lets just call it A! i live in the city of A, but in the G school district. A has two school districts, A and G. the G school is about 4 miles away from the city of A so about 1/5 of the city of A is in the G school district (this is where i live). my school (G) is very small, only about 100 kids per grade, and A has about 400 kids per grade.

did that make sence? well, now you know about where i live 😉

now, as you know, my school (G) is fairly tiny so there is only one foreign language offered: spanish.
~however if you talk to the guidance councelor, you can take a foreign language at the school of A.
A offers spanish, french, mandarin, arabic, german, and a ton more!
~but – if you do this you have to take one period out of your regular school day for transportation from G to A.

i really want to take mandarin because the language is so widly spoken, but i really dont want to take one of my classes out to travel to A.

oh! here is the classes im registered for! (this might help…)

semester 1/semester 2
english 9/english 9
physical science/physical science
geometry/geometry
fitness pe/fitness pe
beginning drafting/beginning textiles & design —– elective
basic design/ceramics —– elective
word processing/study hall —– elective
spanish 1/spanish 1

~if i took mandarin i would have to take one of my elective classes out to travel to A.

my reasons for taking each elective…
~beginning drafting ~ right now i want to be an interior designer when i grow up and teh instructor said this class would help me
~basic design ~ in 10th grade 2/3 electives i want take are art classes and this is the prerequiset (or however you spell it…)
~word processing ~ i NEED to learn to type and use word/excel/powerpoint more efficently so im not up all night typing papers and such…

this is what i want to take in 10th grade….

semester 1/semester 2
english 10/english 10
biology/biology
advanced algebra/advanced algebra
world history/world history
fitness pe/fitness pe
health 1*/horticulture —– elective
drawing/painting —– elective
spanish/spanish

*health 1 is required in 10th grade — either 1st or second semester

i guess i COULD take out all of my art classes and make it work….
but idk if thats what i wanna do!

ooh! and also, my friend (who is chinese) really wants to take mandarin too so its not like i would be alone … but she offered to teach my mandarin outside of school so ya …

So! i guess what im really asking is if its worth it to take mandarin. (considering my situation) or should i take the easy way out and just take spanish?

please & thank you 🙂

P.S. o gosh im so sorry! that was way too long!

How Many Languages Can You Speak?

I can speak 4 : English (ofcourse), Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), and Spanish. All fluently. =D.

from what i hear, hardest is one of these….
korean, german, latin, chinese (mandarin) , english, arabic and hindu

and the easiest language to learn is i hear…
spanish, japanese, french, russian, porteugese

not too sure, im a korean that was born and raised in america, that also happen to speak japanese, so im unaware of the diffuculty of these languages

What will be the lingua franca of the future? Will the number of people who speak English as their mother tounge continue to grow? If not, do other languages that more people speak (Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic) gain populatity?

I’m trying to decide which language I want to go abroad and study. For Mandarin I would go to China, for Arabic I would go to Egypt, for Korean I would go to South Korea, for Russian I would go to Russia, and for Farsi I would go to Tajikistan. I’m not worried about which language is easiest to learn or the cost of going to those countries, but I want to know which one would come in handy more/ be more useful on a resume. I want to be a doctor and I plan on doing doctors without borders. I already plan on learning French on my own and I already know some Spanish but I have the chance to learn one of these languages in a country where it’s spoken but I can’t decide which one is best to learn.

How many languages can u speak?

I can speak english, french, mandarin, arabic, korean, hindi, marathi, marvadhi, gujurati, bengali, tamil, punjabi.

I speak English, French, learning Mandarin, a little bit of Spanish, and I also studied Latin if that counts.
I want to learn A LOT but the ones I want to learn the most are Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, and German.

Should I learn Arabic or Mandarin Chinese?

I’m a senior in high school trying to decide which language I should take next year in college. I can speak Spanish fairly well since I’ve taken 6 years of it in school, and I’m looking to try something new. I’d really like to hear from anyone who speaks or has tried to learn Arabic or Mandarin.

Which do you think is harder?
Which would be more beneficial?

Additionally, any other advice you could give me would be great. Thanks!

My major in college is international relations, and its recommended that I learn at least mandarin or arabic if i want to have a government job one day. does anyone know of any inexpensive computer programs that have worked for them? ( BESIDES ROSETTA STONE)

How hard is it to learn Mandarin?

I speak English and Arabic and French fluently but im thinking about learning Mandarin too because i might be moving to china soon. So how hard is it?

I took Spanish in high school, but I don’t really enjoy it. I either want to take French, Mandarin or Arabic next year. I will probably be a businessman so I am wondering which language will be the most useful? China is a rapidly growing power, so I thought Mandarin may be useful, but on the other hand French is good to know (especially in the fashion business) because so many people speak it. Which language do you feel would be most useful in this day and age in business?

How will I EVER learn Mandarin or Arabic?

Okay, so both Mandarin and Arabic have odd structure and pronounciations compared to english. To add on to that, they use symbols Americans don’t even recognize! How will I ever learn Mandarin/Arabic (writing/speaking/listening/reading)?? Any good websites? It will take years!