Save the French Program

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Save the French Program

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Madi Ross started this petition to Marlboro Central School District

To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.

Aprender un idioma es tener una ventana más desde la que mirar el mundo.

Apprendre une langue est d'avoir une fenêtre à partir de laquelle plus de regarder le monde.

Per imparare una lingua è quello di avere più una finestra da cui guardare il mondo.

Aprender uma língua é ter mais uma janela a partir da qual olhamos para o mundo.

When I am sitting in English class I look at our grammar and have trouble with grasping our language. Being it is my first language I should think in English all the time--but I don't. I may not be completely fluent in French but I can honestly say I feel more comfortable talking, reading, and writing in French. Not because I studied it more or because I worked hard in that class. When I first joined the class I hated it, I failed every test, I gave up before I even gave it a chance. After a year I just picked up on it for what little attention I paid in class. Soon I am messaging my pen pals in France in French, emailing English teachers who live in France, planning trips to France. Hell, my phone and computer are set in French. It's just more natural for me as a language and to see it cut, to see that window close for all the students in our school district is beyond saddening. I wouldn't have such a miserable time watching it go if French was being replaced with another language opportunity but it's not. Only Spanish will be offered from 8th grade and up. We should be pushing languages from a younger age-not restarting foreign languages to only Spanish. Keep as many windows open as possible. Keep French a language in the Marlboro Central School District.

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