If you live in a country where English is the primary language, did you take a foreign language in highschool/secondary/upper elementary? What one did you take?
What was your primary reason for taking a language? What sorts of things influenced it? [requirement? interest in the culture? ancestral heritage?] Do you feel it was worth your time to take?
By chance, did you continue your studies in University in said language?
What do you think 'qualifies' a person to claim they have more than just a interest in a language not their own? Do they have to be of similar race to the language they're learning? What do you think is the difference between a 'scholar' of a language and a wannabe? What are some ways to tell?
I'm bilingual working on a third (and eventually fourth, the two sorta hafta go together because of the country I'm immigrating to in a few years.) language in university and i've been wondering for awhile what the standards on things like these are. The stuff i found on LJ was mixed/nonexistent so i thought i would ask you guys since, from my lurking, you know lots more than me. xD;;
Please, if my phrasing is unclear ask me for clarification, I'm on some meds for some surgery i had last week ( so grammatical errors probably abound ;.; )