I've signed up for a German language evening class at my local college, as my current mastery of the language is limited to what I read in Commando war stories as a kid. Great if you're in an artillery bombardment but hopeless if you're at a ticket office. I already have a feeling that the course's teaching style won't best suit me but I want to stick with it so I can have the chance to interact with others. However, quite a few of the other students have done some German at school in the past so I need to catch up on the basics. I've got a free phone app called Vocabulary Trainer, which on first impression seems alright, but I'm not mad keen on staring at a tiny mobile screen for very long so I'd only use it in the odd spare moment. I'd be interested to know of any other resources that you've found useful, particularly any free websites that have good audio-visual material (as opposed to just lists of grammar and vocabulary) and/or interactive exercises for learning the German language. Danke schön.