Which of the Romance Languages Should You Learn?
While going on vacation, what's on your itinerary?
- Exploring ancient ruins
- Eating well
- Meeting new people
- Immersing myself in a foreign culture
- Experiencing something for the first time
In choosing between the Romance Languages, you would most likely be motivated by...
- Practicality. I want to learn the most commonly used language.
- Romance. I love the sounds of certain languages.
- Intellectual challenge. I'm looking forward to having to learn the gender of nouns and how to conjugate each verb.
- Opportunities for service. I may want to one day accept a post in Africa.
Of these activities, you most prefer...
- Solving puzzles and playing word games
- Reading poetry
- Watching certain foreign-language programs on Netflix
- Cooking a savory gourmet dish
- Dancing and singing!
Which festival are you most interested in?
- Carnival, Rio
- Carnevale, Venice
- Día de Los Muertes, Mexico
- I'm not really interested in these modern festivals
When it comes to learning languages, your appetite for a challenge is…
- Minimal. When we're talking Romance languages, I'd prefer the easiest language, please.
- Moderate. I'm aware that writing and speaking in a different language will be hard, but there's no need to go crazy.
- Gluttonous. I want the most difficult challenge that requires a good amount of work.
Which country could you see yourself living in?
Pick a non-European place you’d most like to live in or visit.
- I may rather stay home and lose myself in Dante or Virgil
Learning a new language can give you a professional advantage. Which one sounds the best to you?
- Strategy. I want to learn a major language spoken by millions, but that few other Native English speakers understand.
- Versatility. I want to learn a language that will be useful most often.
- Intellectual. I want the most academic language, as I see myself in a university environment or something similar.
- Cognition. I want to improve my thinking and memory with a new language.
- I'm not so much interested in the professional advantage, but the potential romantic connection!
Your bucket list includes travel to…
- The Pantheon, Rome
- The Louvre, Paris
- Macchu Pichu, Peru
- The Amazon Rainforest
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The romance languages--Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese--are widely used around the world and are often some of the easiest for English-speakers to learn. If you're asking yourself "What Romance language should I learn?" this quiz is for you! Figure out which of the Romance languages you should take--or whether you should you start with the language that fathered them all, Latin. Make your language learning as productive and rewarding as possible.