why the F*uck do you need to learn Dutch from years ago???????? What's the damn point of that? It's not even used anymore.
Dutch is already an ugly language, the old Dutch is worse ;P English for the win <3 ..actually, Australian is better because English accents are just funny ;P
(hate being Dutch!)
Its not any different at an America school. You still earn Old English. The point is that high school is still general education. Its there to broaden your understanding in more than one thing, so when you go to college you can decide on what you want to become. Everyone needs to have general knowledge, even if you don't use it ever again. It forms a good base for the rest of life.
Just be happy that at dutch colleges/university you don't have general education anymore, instead its all geared towards your career. In the USA the first 1.5 to 2 years is till general knowledge.
Oh, I should probably take another English class, my grammar and spelling have gone way down since being in the Netherlands lol.
Edited by ajnl, 09 September 2011 - 03:51 PM.