When I was a small child, I overheard my paternal grandfather telling my mother that while I had hebrew, french, and latin education... that I didn’t have any grounding in greek would mean I was uneducated and remain ignorant.
He couldn’t imagine today’s world. I try to remember that, and temper my judgements of the next generation.
Funny to hear that. I had French, Italian, Latin and English languages as well as a smattering of German. , and my children think that they are “all that and a bag of chips” when they learned Spanish. They have no clue.
no greek though. Although is was offered at school.
My 14yo daughter absolutely refuses to take Spanish in school. Her attitude is all she needs to do to learn it is stop in the local convenience store.......
She had the opportunity in 8th grade to take Spanish 1, but chose chorus/music instead and will be taking French1 next semester. She started teaching herself French when she was in kindergarten, and now is earning Japanese on her own.