I came to Germany to study and soon realised I wanted to stay for longer. I have found it’s much easier to get a job when you speak the language. It was also important for me to integrate and become part of the community – a thing which is almost impossible, if you cannot communicate in the local language.
I started taking German lessons but soon dropped out; I had too much work to do and was finding it hard to juggle my studies and my work. My advice is to make sure you have some spare time, so that studying a new language doesn’t become overwhelming and you can push through to fluency and to completion of the course!