I am really enjojoying the course and have learnt quite a bit of German since starting (In earnest) about 4 months ago.
However I HATE GRAMMAR, I really struggle to understand the dative, accusitive, nominative and genitive cases, and how they affect the structure of the sentence around them. the verbs (weak and strong) have their present and past participles,with present and imperfect subjunctives, incidently I bought a book called the 'Oxford German Verbpack' it lists 55 model verbs and 6000 verbs (THATS RIGHT 6000 !!)which follow one of those models, how in the world are you supposed to remember all of those and how each of them conjugate?
Adjectives can be comparative, superlative and demonstrastive, the nouns with their 3 genders and plural endings and their subsequent effect on the sentence structure, it goes on and on. My head is in pieces.
I am sure that I didn't learn all of this in English as a schoolchild, and yet I seem to get along fine.
Is it possible that one can become reasonably fluent in German as a second language by just learning to speak the language through the audio courses, or is it neccessary to fully understand all of the grammatical rules.
What are other peoples thought on this, are others struggling like me, or am I just Ein Dummkopfe.
Give me some feedback folks.