I am thinking of taking a chinese course for my next semester of university. I was terrible with spanish but picked up german pretty quickly when I was taking it outside of school. I am just nervous that it is going to be extremely difficult; I frequently pull all-nighters for my studio class even when I don't procrastinate. How are college language classes different from high school ones? And also, how hard will it take to pick up DECENT chinese. I plan on spending about an hour a day either studying, conversing with the chinese people in my dorms, or some other form of studying. I heard learning the alphabet and language is ridiculous and people studying the language even for years don't pick it up very well unless you are born into it.