Everyone wants to be able to speak German, natuerlich. It's just too cool. Here is the course you must complete, the grammar book you need, the online dictionary, the stories you should memorize, and the audio CD's you should listen to everyday. In a year or two of dedicated study you should be fluent enough to read most German newspapers, online news, and literature for teens and young adults. A possible long-term goal to keep you motivated. And another.