I've always wanted to learn another language, and I think it would look great on my law school application in two years. So which should it be? I took French in high school, but I've forgotten it now.
I don't want to go with something like Chinese or Japaneses, nothing too complicated. Since I moved from Texas, I no longer need to learn Spanish just to order a cheeseburger, or any other product that is sold by minimum wage employees.
Is there any one language that is widely spoken across Europe, other than English?
What software programs would you recommend? I know Rosetta Stone is a popular choice, but it cost $200! I tried an online demo and I was actually about to learn different phrases right away, so it must be worth it.
Three of my four grandparents were born in Germany, including my dad, so I am leaning towards German. But I think Italian would be cool too.