BBC offers a basic German course for beginners at http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/lj/ .
You can start learning straight away or you can sign up to receive a test at the end of the course as well as a BBC certificate.
For news on German studies from a lecturer's view, click here.
Stand up comedian Henning Wehn
With Google Art Project, while on your chair, you can get inside Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Click here.