I would actually learn a language that was meaningful to me in someway and if I was going to use it in my career/Travels.
Ones I know are German, Helvetic, English
Im learning Japanese at the moment through English.
In a few years I might consider spanish, because of it's international diversity and is spoken in alot of countries in different continents, ie: Spain, South America, Philipines etc and also because it is strongly related to Latin.
and if I want to get into Banking/Business I would learn another Asian Language particulary that of the Dialect of Mandarin, because it's the most populous language and that China is opening up to a free market, making great career oppitunities.
Languages that would be good to learn the bear necessities of would be Dutch, Italian, French.
Last edited by Rothes; Jul 15th, 2003 at 11:12 AM.