For me, i speak English and French, which i guess are pretty standard, but, as is one of the reasons i brought this up, those two have always been a big deal where i live, in Quebec-that is, being a french-canadian province, mostly. Personally since i am bilingual, and well, not a tight-ass about stupid things like that, i dont see what the big bloody deal is about quebec nationalism, because i find it insulting that someone`s telling me i cant be proud to be quebecois AND canadian, and i think its everyone`s god (or whoever) given right to be both and speak whatever language they want to. Anyway, thats my 2 cents about it. Also, in canada, we speak a rather different kind of french, and its really quite a fun kind, really. i also sorta learned tourist spanish in high school, but really forget most of it, now about all the spanish i get is when i watch csi miami, haha.
i was talking to one of my mother`s coworkers once, who is from zimbabwe and had recently moved here and he said he thought the whole french/english thing here was very wierd to him because, where he was from, you could sit on a bus and hear 10 different dialects and no one would mind at all either way what you were speaking.
Anyway, i personally would like to learn another language, as i have been recently become more and more interested in the subject. Not sure which to tackle first, if at all, either Russian because, first its awesome, second, most of my favourite authors are russian and theres nothing like reading something in its original language, and because i think the alphabet is so interesting i also love the way it sounds.
Then maybe German because both my parents learned it and i think its an absolutely beautiful language; i love listening to people speaking it. American movies make it sound garishly guttural, but i find it flows much more nicely than that, and of course, some great things to read in that language as well.
I might first want to learn Vietnamese, because i would like to go there sometime and it is a language spoken by my extended family, that and its SO interesting, all words are one syllable and there are i think 5 different accents that are mixed and matched and so on. the alphabet was changed from symbols to latin letters a long time ago by this french guy, maybe he was a priest, im not sure, anyway, its all rather fascinating to me.
I have fancied that speaking some form of Chinese is fantastic if you can do it, just because i find it interesting and it would be immensely valuable since, as far as i know, (forgive me though i dont remember whether its mandarin or cantonese) that is spoken the most people in the world.