Next semester, I'll be taking German 101. For my major I have to have 12 hrs (2 years) of a foreign language, so I picked German. In high school, I had Spanish I, but when I went to take the review test for Spanish II, I failed it , so I swiched to French. I remember nothing from Spanish or French, except that I liked neither, so I decided to start over with a different language of a different genre. (From what I understand, Spanish and French are romantic languages). I've also heard that English is a Germanic language, going back to when the Anglins and the Saxons merged to create Anglo-saxons and whatever. So I figure that since it is similar to English in some ways, that might make it easier. Well, to get to the point of the post, I was wondering what would be the best way to prepare for this first class. I know it will be the introductory class, but I'd like to be fairly familiar with the language before I go in there blindly. Any suggestions?