It depends, I studied French at the New School, and had an awesome Professor. Likewise had great instructors in Spanish in high school and undergrad. Spanish is quite prevelant in the U.S., and Quebec is right next door if you'd like to immerse yourself in French.English and basic German. Us Americans have it really bad for languages. Our language programs in high school and college are horrible, and we can't immerse ourselves in that language unless we want to hop a plane to Europe or risk being stabbed in a Spanish neighborhood.