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I graduated from high school in 2009. My favorite subjects were:

History: I loved to learn about the history of Brazil and discovering more about the great wars.

- Portuguese: Reading books, poems, chronicles, and even comic books to learn more about my native language was a lot of fun.

- English: It was really fun, because when I was a teen, I knew more about english than the rest of my class.

- Geography: Not exactly my favorite in the later years, but it was very cool to learn more about foreign countries



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Spanish (and linguistics in general), literature, writing and history; in that order.



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English and Literature were the only classes I really enjoyed through high school. I was a good all around student.

I tried to do well in Spanish but it was a real struggle. Ironically only after graduating from university did I commit to learning Spanish again. I love it now and can read and speak it almost fluently.



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Signalstar said:
English and Literature were the only classes I really enjoyed through high school. I was a good all around student.

I tried to do well in Spanish but it was a real struggle. Ironically only after graduating from university did I commit to learning Spanish again. I love it now and can read and speak it almost fluently.

You are almost fluently in spanish? Then you should be able to understand some portuguese too, since they are very similar.



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Physics mostly, Biology, Chemistry and Math second.

Religion and social sciences were also great because we had very cool down to earth teachers. I didn't like my history and English teachers. I hated writing unless it was a science paper. One year I had a cool English teacher who was fine with me reading and doing book reports on sci-fi instead of poems and literature. She also let the class pick movies to analyze like the breakfast club. It's always better when learning goes in both directions. That year we also went to see Shakespeare in the theater (play). Much better than reading an old dusty book :)

Physics experiments were always the best though. How many transformers can you combine to make a iron ring shoot up to the ceiling. I'm surprised nobody got hurt in class all those years as we were usually free to experiment with stuff that's pretty much off limits nowadays.



Was always Science and still is science (mainly biology, with a fascination for physics, but something I knew I never had the skill to truly study rigorously for. )

History was always a close second.



Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
Signalstar said:
English and Literature were the only classes I really enjoyed through high school. I was a good all around student.

I tried to do well in Spanish but it was a real struggle. Ironically only after graduating from university did I commit to learning Spanish again. I love it now and can read and speak it almost fluently.

You are almost fluently in spanish? Then you should be able to understand some portuguese too, since they are very similar.

Yeah, ever since I learned Japanese in university I have become obsessed with learning languages. I am advanced and literate in both Japanese and Spanish. I am currently learning French.

Thinking about what languages I want to learn next. I think it will be Arabic.

I think a good base is to know the six official languages of the U.N.- English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese.

How different is Brazilian Portuguese from the Portuguese spoken in Portugal.



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Signalstar said:
Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

You are almost fluently in spanish? Then you should be able to understand some portuguese too, since they are very similar.

Yeah, ever since I learned Japanese in university I have become obsessed with learning languages. I am advanced and literate in both Japanese and Spanish. I am currently learning French.

Thinking about what languages I want to learn next. I think it will be Arabic.

I think a good base is to know the six official languages of the U.N.- English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese.

How different is Brazilian Portuguese from the Portuguese spoken in Portugal.

It's pretty much the same, it's more about the accent, and some words are different. For example, here in Brazil, we call cell phones "Celular" and in Portugal, they say "Telemóvel".



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Physical Education - Great way to stay in shape and be active. Plus, the teacher was old school and liked to rib the students over harmless fun.

Physics - My #1 favorite. The experiments were really cool and we loved having the chance to get out of the classroom. But most of all, my all-time favorite teacher was in this course and she didn't just teach me Physics. I took this class during my Senior Year of high school. And that was a very dark time in my life. I was horribly depressed, had crippling anxiety, didn't know what I wanted to do with my life or what direction I was headed, and was even borderline suicidal. Then, one day during the 2nd semester. I just broke down. I pulled my hoodie over my head so nobody would see me, but she did. She asked me to stay after class and talk to her. And I just broke. That conversation was the turning point of my entire outlook in my Senior Year, and really my whole life, now that I think about it. She gave me the wisdom and resolve I needed during a really, REALLY hard time in my life and I honestly believe if not for her, I would not be here today.

The best teachers aren't necessarily the ones who teach their subject the best, they're the ones who provide you with the wisdom, knowledge, and tools you need to become the best version of yourself and help become a responsible, good-hearted, working adult. The ones who take boys and girls and turns them into men and women. A great, real teacher is like having a 3rd parent in a lot of ways. And man, was I lucky to have that with my Physics teacher. (Thank you, Ms. L! Love you.)