My HS German has served me well enough. I am not fluent nor conversational at all. But I can usually figure a few things out and I know how to ask for things. It is much better than my French. I travel a lot and spend time in French speaking countries (France and Swtizerland). My French is getting better with practice. Right now I am in Scotland and my Scottish is very much stale as I am out of practice! ;-) It has been a few years since I was here. The last time was just before my company took the largest layoff of Scottish workers record away from British Leyland. I remember being in my VPs office the day the PM called to try and convince him to not do it. That was a fun call to listen into.