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I've read some short stories in Japanese, but they were hard. It took me A LONG TIME to read and understand everything. I had to use dictionaries and ask people I knew for help. I'm hoping that one day I can read a whole book in Japanese without needing translation.
I am pretty cheap, but when it comes to studying languages, I'm willing to spend some. I'll actually go and buy books on my own to study... I never do that with anything else (well, not often anyway). I won't spend a ridiculous amount to learn a new language since there are free resources online, but I'm willing to spend some money.
In California, foreign language is given as an option in middle school, but students don't have to take it. It's recommended though, because then students can jump ahead in high school which requires 2 years of foreign language.
My middle school was too small so I didn't have that option. I took four years of French in high school though. It was fun and it made me realize how awesome it was to learn a language. I do regret not starting in middle school though. I think that's a good age to start learning foreign languages.