I was considering taking some foreign language classes to meet some general education elective requirements. I am an English-speaking American. I took 3 semesters of Spanish in high school, but I remember very little and since I've already taken some, they'd probably want to put me in a non-introductory class, and I don't know if I could handle that. (And I still can't roll Rs). I have been trying to decide between Russian, German, and Italian, so I need some opinions, preferably from English-speakers who learned one or more of them. Which language is the most difficult, and why? Which is easiest, and why? Also, if you have any other thoughts on reasons to take one or another, let me know. I've never been off of this continent and would like to visit other countries some day. I'd like to be able to better appreciate their literature, music, etc. (Say, understanding opera a little better, perhaps). Thanks.