We are living in a world where so many languages are spoken. Knowing foreign languages really helps if you are travelling abroad or living in a cosmopolitan city. How many languages do you know to speak, read or write?
Just two-English and German. I remember bits and pieces of a couple more. I could probably have a basic convesation in Russian and I have been learning French but my prounounciation's not great. My daughter's done a bit of French and might be starting Spanish soon so I suppose I'll be learning a bit of that too so I can help her.
My dad's German so I've grown up bilingual in that, and learnt French at school for 4 years, but am now being reminded of that due to knowing someone who speaks it. I also know bits of Italian as that's the language of music and on the scores, etc.
Learnt German at School for four years. Came in useful when stayed with an Austrian couple, in Vienna, for a month, who couldn't speak a word of English!
Nowadays, would be pushed to speak it at any length, but can understand someone's conversation. Have been in situations hearing German speaking people saying not very nice things about me, or my children. They get a shock when I say something back to them in response, in German, though!
Nor do I need to read Subtitles, if watching a German tv show! A great advantage for the continuity of the show, for me!