Yeah, I know what you mean, curlyarca.
FWIW, my Arabic teacher isn't "certified" in any way, and she's a better teacher than some of my college professors...
I also wish the US put more of an emphasis on multilingualism.
"And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"
“My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey