How can I learn German with a busy schedule?

November 15, 2008 by · 7 Comments 

I always have lots of schoolwork to do and rarely anytime for leisure, but I want to learn to speak, read, and write German (I plan to move to Germany in a couple of years).

A good book is "German in 10 minutes a day".
It's a good book to learn the basics and it's structured for a busy person.
My friend used this book when he was first learning German. It must have worked for him, because when I visited him in Heidelberg, he was very comfortable with the language.

Eventually, you will need to listen to tapes/Cd's to become familiar with the language. Check your local schools for conversational German classes.

I you know anyone who speaks the language, spend time with them and speak German.

Can you take a German class at your school, for credit toward your degree?

Good luck.

Any German speakers want to help me learn German?

November 3, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

I'm a linguistics student in the US, and I've started out trying to learn German. Right now, I'm using 'l'allemand sans peine' and FSI German courses. I'd really like to speak with actual German speakers though, as it's different than learning from a book and audio.

Du koenntest auch in einen deutschen Chatraum gehen und dort mit anderen Deutschen chatten. Das hilft Dir dann auch weiter. Viel Spass beim lernen. Gruss Priscilla

How hard is it to learn German?

October 19, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

Im planning on ordering Rosetta Stone-German. But, I heard its really hard to learn. I love Germany and I would love to move there one day. But, how nessary is it to learn the language before I go. & HOw much left is there at the concentration camps? Thanks
yes, spanish is my second lang.

German is actually easy for native English speakers, because English is a Germanic language. The biggest difference is that nouns can be Masculine, Feminine, or Neutral (instead of all Neutral like English), but even that doesn't really matter that much.

Good luck!