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My school offers 3 different Language B subjects: Indonesian Acquisition, Chinese Acquisition, and French ab Initio. Out of these 3 languages, I am only fluent in Indonesian since it's my native language, however, due to this, there's some policy restricting me from choosing it, leaving me with Chinese Acq & French ab Initio. With no prior knowledge at all regarding these two languages, I decided to choose French since it's in an Initio. With that in mind, will French ab Initio be difficult and is it a time consuming subject when it comes to revisions?

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Pretty much all ab initio classes are at least somewhat difficult and time consuming, and it doesn't help that French ab initio has notoriously high grade boundaries because of fluent speakers managing to slither their way into the course.

With that being said, it's definitely doable. French is also very similar to English, so that could make things a little easier depending on how comfortable you are with English.

Chinese is well known to be extremely difficult for people who have little to no background in it, so I think you'd be better off learning French if you're looking for a lighter workload.

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On 12/14/2018 at 5:23 AM, Lord of the Pickles said:

Pretty much all ab initio classes are at least somewhat difficult and time consuming, and it doesn't help that French ab initio has notoriously high grade boundaries because of fluent speakers managing to slither their way into the course.

 With that being said, it's definitely doable. French is also very similar to English, so that could make things a little easier depending on how comfortable you are with English.

Chinese is well known to be extremely difficult for people who have little to no background in it, so I think you'd be better off learning French if you're looking for a lighter workload.

Alright then, thanks!

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