There are many reasons why you should learn German language - below we
highlight 15 of those reasons:
STANDARD GERMAN COURSES
Germany is the world's second-largest exporter.
The German economy ranks number one in Europe and number four
worldwide. Its economy is comparable to that of all the world's
Spanish-speaking countries combined.
Germany is home to numerous international corporations.
Direct investment by Germany in the United States is over ten billion
German has the largest number of native speakers in the European Union
(far more than English, Spanish, or French).
German is among the ten most commonly spoken languages in the world. It
is also a lingua franca of Central and Eastern Europe. And as for "all
Germans speak English anyway"? That's pure myth.
22 Nobel Prizes in Physics, 30 in Chemistry, and 25 in Medicine have
gone to scientists from the three major German-speaking countries,
while many laureates from other countries received their training in
German universities. Eleven Nobel Prizes in Literature have been
awarded to German-language writers, and seven Germans and Austrians
have received the Peace Prize.
Germans are world leaders in engineering.
German and English are similar. Many words in German sound and/or look
the same as equivalent English words, because the two languages share
the same "grandparent." For example, look at these words:
Haus = house, Buch = book, Finger = finger, Hand = hand,
Name = name, Mutter = mother, schwimmen = to swim,
singen = to sing, kommen = to come, blau = blue, alt = old,
windig = windy.
The German-speaking world has produced some of the most revered
filmmakers of the 20th century - from Fritz Lang to Rainer Werner
Fassbinder, Wim Wenders and a new generation of transnational directors
such as Tom Tykwer and Fatih Akin. German and Austrian filmmakers such
as Lang, Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch also shaped the history of
German is the language of Goethe, Marx, Nietzsche, and Kafka, of Mann,
Brecht, and Grass. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert, Brahms,
Schumann, Wagner, Mahler, and Schoenberg spoke and wrote German, as did
Freud, Weber, Einstein, and Heisenberg, Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger.
German is the second most commonly used scientific language in the
18% of the world's books are published in German, and relatively few of
these ever appear in English translation.
German is the gateway to a world-class higher education.
Many of the Western world's most important works of philosophy,
literature, music, art history, theology, psychology, chemistry,
physics, engineering and medicine are written in German and continue to
be produced in German.