The week is starting again, as is my book/language regimen - starting today I am on Pimsleur's Speak and Learn German lesson 07 and starting Rene Decartes' Discourse on the Method. So far with German I know how to talk about understanding/speaking German and English, wanting something to eat or drink, please, thank you, asking how are you, responding, etc. I think next is telling time and asking for quantities of things. I did the Japanese Pimsleur lessons and those were great, and I did the first 15 of those lessons before starting an actual semester-long beginning course in Japanese, and the lessons matched what I was learning in those first few weeks, so that adds credibility to Pimsleur. Also my boyfriend can understand my German and he took it in school as well.