I'm constantly impressed by the breadth of interest, experience, and ability that is represented on this board (just a small foretaste of the wonderful diversity of heaven I guess!) I've been wondering how many languages are represented here? What languages have you studied? How many can you speak? What level are you in your knowledge of them? What languages do you hope to learn one day? I'll start: Languages Studied 1) English (I'm a native speaker) 2) Koine Greek (for one semester in high school almost none of which has stuck) 3) Latin (I've done two semesters so far and will hopefully continue until I gain a basic proficiency in working with Latin texts) 4) Spanish (two years in high school/college) 5) Scots Gaelic (only picked up a few words and phrases here and there but I do find it interesting!) 6) S.E.E. or Signing Exact English (my sisters are all close to fluent in this form of Sign Language and I've learned a bit to try and keep up!) Languages I want to Learn 1) Latin - as I said I'm currently studying this in college and will hopefully continue that study at PRTS when I go to seminary. I don't have any illusions of being able to read Virgil in the original, but I do hope to be able to translate basic words, phrases, and quotations as I come across them (particularly in theological writing), to work with original Latin texts for research purposes (with lots of help from reference materials), and to help teach Latin to my kids as part of their basic education. 2) Greek - Obviously as a minister I want to be able to work with the original texts. I know a lot of guys don't keep up on the languages and I know it will be tough, but I hope to be able to work with whatever text I'll be preaching on in the original Hebrew or Greek. It would be ideal if I could do a rough translation of whatever text I would be preaching on as part of my preparation. For the Pastors out there, does that sound doable? 3) Hebrew - See above. 4) Spanish - I've grown up hearing it a lot (my family lived in Florida for seven years and we had international students from Chile stay with us for a year and a half). I've studied it some and actually stayed with our friends in Chile for one month when I was 12/13. I'd love to be conversationally proficient and try to raise my kids to be bilingual. Well that's all I have! I love languages, but am not particularly good at them. How about you?