Hello, RussianFellow, you wrote: RF> Yes it is normal - the first foreign language an English, second foreign language on a choice (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese etc.) . If there is no interest was specific to German from enumerated, , the second language it is better to select any another. The knowledge of any language from Romance group gives the good bridge to all remaining if they suddenly be required in life. English had time to change so that its knowledge practically does not help to understand German, unless separate words. Though, apparently, both languages the German. But learned to understand Spanish, I understood that I can decrypt barely written Portuguese (they among themselves, seemingly, as Russian with an Ukrainian). Some sentences even word-for-word and without the dictionary. And the Italian speech already seems to the acquaintance - some words, word combinations and the whole phrases are clear at once without transfer. And even it is possible to understand the French instruction to any electroinstrument - grammar at first approximation not strongly differ, and the lexicon in instructions is normally similar (or with the general for Romance languages roots, or loans from English).