Listen to a conversation between two students
Hey, Lisa! How are you? Any big plans for summer break?
Well, I thought I knew what my plans were... but now I'm not sure.
Well, you know how we're required to take a foreign language course before we graduate?
I want to take it this summer, since I'm graduating next year and I'll have a busy course schedule.
So I signed up to take a Russian course online over the summer, because I'm hoping to take a trip to Russia at some point.
Online? That's cool...
you wouldn't have to stay around campus and you could do it from home.
Exactly, you do everything over the Internet.
But not enough people signed up for the class, so they canceled it.
Now I don't know what to do-I still need to fulfill the requirement.
Well, could you take a Russian class on campus this summer instead of the online course?
Yeah, there is a regular Russian class being offered on campus.
And it has space, so I could sign up...
and just stay in the dorms this summer, and live on campus.
I was looking forward to being home this summer, though, and spending some time with my family.
My sister's coming back from China-she's been working there for a year, and I haven't seen her.
Oh, that's disappointing.
I checked, though, and I could take a different language course online.
There's one being offered in Spanish.
Great! So why don't you just do that?
You'd be able to spend time with your sister.
Yeah, but I'm not that excited about taking Spanish.
I thought it would be fun to learn some Russian... it's more interesting to me.
Though at least this way I could get the requirement out of the way... so I don't know.