Wow - you took and passed the GERMAN course? Impressive! I lived in Germany (4 years in Bonn, 4 years in Sinzig, 2001 - 2009), and my German was never good enough for the courses. I know you can take the written test in English, but my husband (he's German) went through some of the questions, and... yeah, I just wasn't convinced that the end result of me paying that huge course/test fee wouldn't be a big FAIL for me. So, again - impressive! I did take a German Schnupperkurs course - it was an excellent first experience riding a motorcycle on my own, and the instructor's English was excellent. Have you ridden around the Nürburg area? I so long to go back and ride it myself (rather than on the back of my husband's bike - which is fun, but, I really want to ride Germany *myself*).