I just finished finalising the flights and hotels to attend the SharePoint 2007 European Conference in Berlin today when I realised I knew zip about the German language, yes I know the usual German words picked up from films, schnell, bitte etc. but I'd never spoken one single german phrase for real.
Whatever country I go to I try to speak a little of the local language, if nothing else it gives the waiters a laugh, so I needed a quick and easy starters course in German, a little Googling and I found this gem German Podcasts by Stephan Wiesner
This is fantastic, its a series of podcasts where Stephan takes you through a story teaching you German as he goes about a Hans a German progammer who flies into an airport, goes through customs and talks about a conference he's been at!
The story is nicely pitched at the complete beginner and Stephan has produced mp3's, pdfs to accompany and even a video.
The content is also posted at http://www.archive.org which lets you listen on the webpage itself via a Flash plugin.
I wonder can he do a podcast that teaches me how to say: 'What?? you're NOT using PowerShell to script SharePoint?'