I am planning to study (briefly) a modern European language such as German and Latin during the 2007 and 2008 summer semesters. My question is which language should I study in 2007? They say that learning Latin will lay a solid foundation to learn other languages so I should learn Latin first. But Latin is also much harder to learn so it seems more natural to learn an easier language such as German and than learn Latin in order for a more natural progression since I have never studied other foreign languages in this way before. My ultimate aim is to make learning both languages easier.