Subject: Which language is easiest

In our town of 6000, our high school offers Spanish, French, and German. I think all the language programs are good, but we have an especially wonderful German program. We have a sister city in Germany. Every other year, the German students visit our families here and attend classes at our high school, and the other year our students visit our sister city in Germany. When they're here, they're hosted by families who want their sons or daughters to be hosted by German families. We hosted a German student one year, and it was a very rewarding experience. The kids went on a trip to Chicago, had a picnic with all the students' families, went on a bike ride in the country, among other activities. The American students participated in similar activities in Germany. It has been going on now for at least 10 years, and I highly recommend similar programs in other towns.