I'd be interested to know what other languages those on PB know outside of English. Two questions: What other languages do you know besides English? What circumstances brought you to study those languages? In choosing another language to learn, what's going to be your criteria for choice? I'll start. Spanish - I chose this language because of its widespread use in the United States. I maintain it because I live in Texas, where it is the second most populous language by far, and half of those at my church are native Spanish speakers. Greek - I took up this language because I want to increase the accuracy of my understanding of the Word of God. Hebrew - I've taken this up a few months ago for the same reason. A few languages I am giving thought to learning: Latin - Opens up more Puritan and Reformed writings, and would give me a good start in learning other European languages. German - My family history on my dad's side is German. 1 out of every 10 books in the world is printed in German, and it would open up a world of academic materials as well. Chinese (Mandarin) - 1.1 billion speakers in the world is reason enough, with access to a world, history, and a worldview which seems to have long been disconnected from the American world.