I believe that it should be optional Many people are taking foreign laguages because they would like to. Some people take it to be able to go to different places and be able to communicate there. Another reason is most colleges don't even requir more then 2 years of foreign languages and thats not enough to learn the language. Another reason is many student have to take it but they have no interest in the languages. Statistics show that Over 80 percent of students are required to take it but they don't want to.