I want to be fluent in 2 foreign languages Arabic and Spanish. Which one first?
I have studied bits and pieces of each language. I have a real interest in Arabic and believe that I will be using it for work in the future. Right now I live in El Paso TX which is full of Spanish speakers and have a pretty good opportunity to practice and be immersed in the culture here. I may not be here for more than a couple of years and would hate to let this opportunity go to waste. The answer I am seeking is which makes more sense to learn first in terms of time and efficiency? Is it better to learn the easy language first which would be Spanish and take hold of speaking opportunities here? Or would I be better suited to learn Arabic which I know is important to me and my work in the future? Believing that I could lean both, I just wanna know opinions on learning the easy one or hard one first. Also would it be stupid to let this opportunity of "immersion" pass me by? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading.