But in the open forum there is no off topic, right? Besides, all good philologists know French and German anyway.
Do you want to speak German or read it or speak/read/write? My situation is that I spoke some at home as a young 'un but couldn't read much of it. While deciding what to do, I thought I'd work on my spoken as well. So here are the resources I have used.
FSI Basic---If you're not familiar with this course, it's an intensive course created by the US Government to get diplomats and consulate workers up to speed in the target languages. The drills are fantastic and it's free, bro...FREE! http://fsi-language-courses.org/Content ... an%20BasicReading For German Knowledge
by Hubert Jannach. I bought mine used for like $6 on ebay. It has a section of reading the old gothic typeface Fraktur, which is important for my interests.Essential German Verb Drills
by Ed Swick. I always go for the verbs and learn the system first.
If you want an tape and book with vocabulary set that works well, the Living Language
series has worked well for me in the past.
I don't know how you best learn, but I need tons of audio practice. I like to watch movies in my target language and watch it without subtitles. If I do watch it with subtitles in subsequent viewings, I will do it with the subtitles turned on in my target language. And words I just can't figure out by context I will write down and look up when the film is done.
I know a French woman who learned English pretty darned well by means of this method.
Keep it rill.