Why, I ask, can't languages be learned through osmosis? It would require far less work and comprehension would increase by a substantial amount. But, no, we have to do things the old-fashioned way.
I have wanted to learn German for a long time, and thanks to pursuing my graduate degree, I was forced to make this a reality. But, it is A LOT of work! I know that in the end it will have been worth it; too bad I can't fast forward in time to save the hours of sweat, blood, and tears. There is definitely something to teaching languages to young children. Depending on how well I master German, I will consider it for my own family.
For now, think of me...memorizing vocabulary and trying to figure out what the heck this passage means! (and, this class was only two units! Ba humbug!)