I am currently on an intensive German course. German is not an easy language, unlike say, English.
German’s are very sympathetic to those learning Deutsch and for some, it may actually not be all that hard. However, it is made infinitely harder for me as I didn’t actually pass English at school. So the structure you need to apply to learning and understanding the basics such as indefinite articles, irregular verbs and such are all gibberish. So, a lot of time learning German has also been spent really understanding English.
Top tip: If you want to learn German, know your English.