My Study Of Spanish At The College Of Charleston Essay

706 Words Nov 1st, 2016 3 Pages
Ever since I read an article about a man who can speak 60 different languages in my eighth grade English class, I planned to learn to speak at least four different languages fluently in my lifetime. I am already fluent in three different languages (English, Hindi, Telugu), but I am still interested in taking courses that will help me become a fluent speaker in another language, like Spanish. I have taken Spanish classes in high school, and I am very excited to continue my study of Spanish at the College of Charleston. I would like to receive a minor degree in Spanish at the College of Charleston to enhance my competitiveness in the job-seeking world, connect with people from different cultural backgrounds and to thoroughly prepare for my career interest in the health professions.
Although the minor degree program in Spanish at the College of Charleston gears toward business studies, my intentions of becoming fluent in Spanish are not related to the business world. I owe my interest in learning new languages to Nelson Mandela 's quote: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” This quote reflects the true purpose behind learning any new language, not just Spanish. My intention is to speak to a person 's heart and communicate with the person clearly. I think learning Spanish would allow me to learn more about an individual 's culture and help me feel included among other…

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