I'm a semester away from transfering into a large university as a junior. I never took a language course in highschool and my state requires 2 semesters of one as part of a 4 year degree. I signed up for Spanish I next semester at my local cc, but I am having doubts as to whether or not this is the language I should go with. I realize that 2 semesters will realistically give me no grasp on the language (outside of being able to ask where the restroom is), but I am wondering if I should take a more globally-popular language, such as Mandarin? I do plan to work towards a PhD if that makes any difference. I imagine choice of language would have little to do with grad school acceptance? What language would be beneficial for a budding physics grad? (Latin will not meet these reqs) If you were required to do this, what language did you choose? Why? Thanks!