So I am studying culinary arts, and want to travel to different countries to study the local cuisines. I studied a bit of German at a university but had some trouble picking up on it. I know its commonly understood that immersion techniques are commonly the best way to learn, however I would like to get a grasp on either or both German and Italian, if the chance should arise that I could further my studies in either of those countries. What are some foreign language experiences some mite have...prefer options I can use as an adult, neither languages are offered at my school.