I went to Vietnamese school every Sunday when I was little and took three years of Vietnamese as my foreign language in high school (one of which was at the IB A1 level). It's my native language so I know it well. Looking back though, I probably should have taken Spanish as it's more widely spoken and is a rapidly growing language in the US. I'm currently self-learning Mandarin (traditional) and Spanish, but I've been getting sort of lazy..
3 years of Chinese when I was a child, 4 if you count my grandmother tutoring me.
3.5 years of Spanish over the course of middle and high school.
3 years of Japanese during high school.
The thing is I've forgotten Spanish completely, I'm on the verge of forgetting how to talk in Cantonese, and I can't form Japanese sentences as quickly as I could a few years ago. At least I'm still literate in English.
I know English Language, Chinese Language and Malay Language - I learnt English and Chinese for 8 years (in Malaysia and Singapore) and also Malay Language for 6 years (in Malaysia).
I want to learn Korean and Japanese when I grow up.
Im currently taking French in HS and its pretty fun.
Kinda wish my teacher went over sentence structure and pronunciation rules and stuff like that but i guess she will teach that in higher levels of french.
But my sister took Japanese in HS and she forgot everything.
I think now she just uses it because she continued her Japanese courses into college and after this semester shes pretty much just done with it.
I took Mandarin in high school and hated the class. I'm Chinese so I have some sort of background (Canto) but since I do, the teacher expected way more and I basically couldn't ask anything from her. Her class was more miserable than actual Chinese school which I took for a summer. Also was in some bilingual program from K-4.
I took two years of Italian in high school, I absolutely hated it.
The language is great, but the teacher was downright awful. Now I think I'm going to have to take a couple semesters of Italian again in college.