I had to pass it to keep my GPA high (had to maintain a high HS GPA to remain eligible for the college classes I was taking at the same time), but holy crap my Spanish teacher was horrible.Steinherz wrote:I purposely failed Spanish two years in a row in High School so my Junior and Senior years I wouldn't have to take it again (it's not the class, the instructor was a fucking cunt)
And she sucked at the language, too... and it was a language I had no interest in, they just strongly pushed me to take a foreign language, and that was the only one they offered. All I remember is "¿Donde esta el baño?" and "Una cervesa, por favor" (and that one I didn't learn in class, per se), and while those are two very useful phrases... not exactly everything that's needed. In 6th grade, we actually had German, and that's a language I actually liked (and have a bit of a connection to, as both of my parents are roughly half German), but the teacher got promoted out of a teaching role, and the class was dropped...
I must say, with the little bits of German I remember, and with English being my native language, reading things written in Dutch is strange.
On the topic of this thread... I would have liked a dorm environment (and getting out of my home environment when I was in high school), but at the same time, I probably would've been a bit of a hermit, especially in my senior year of high school (all of my friends had either transferred out back to their home schools, graduated, or ended up in jail, and I wasn't actually taking any classes with anyone, I just stayed in the server room during the school day).
I would have liked a high school where the gender balance was 40/60 male/female, rather than 85/15... that would've helped my anxiety that I still suffer re: interacting with women in a romantic context. (Basically, when there's maybe 3 girls that one interacts with that are at all interesting (and one lives miles from anyone), and it requires lowering one's standards significantly to make it not 0 or 1 (and by "lowering one's standards", I don't mean "lowering them to include Hanako", I mean "lowering them to include Femji" or similar insanity), the cost of failure is much higher, which makes anxiety in that regard far, far worse.)