Updated: Jan 26, 2019
German is SO damned hard.
Or is it? Learning German doesn't have to be that difficult if you use the right tools. Nothing beats true immersion, of course (being in an environment where you're forced to speak and comprehend German full-time), but there are still so many outlets out there today - many of them kostenlos - to help students and other people who want to learn German or improve their skills.
I'll just give you one example today from YouTube.
The video below introduces you to a free program provided by the Goethe Institute - a non-profit association that promotes the study of the German language abroad - called Community Deutsch für Dich, and believe me, it's just one of HUNDREDS of choices for learning and improving your German on YouTube alone. There are also websites, Podcasts, TV shows, sub-titled movies, books, radio programs, apps, and of course language learning programs like Rosetta Stone and Duolingo...but we'll dig deeper at another time, it's getting busy around here. - Resident Gnome