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beginners german at degree?

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    my cousin has a level french and spanish. she wants to do a degree in french and beginners german but she is worried because she has never done german before and apparently its harder than french and spanish?
    has anyone done/doing german from beginners at university degree and how did/are you finding it? is it a huge struggle or is it manageable? is it hard to get a 1:1?
    thank you

    'Hardness' is a relative term, some people find German easier than other languages. But in general yes German is harder than French or Spanish. Pretty much every university offers ab initio (beginners) German. They wouldn't if it wasn't manageable. Lots of ab initio students go on to get firsts.
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