Ten reasons to learn German
Here are ten good reasons why it’s worth starting to learn German straight away.
1. Making a career
Many German companies have international locations. A good knowledge of German will boost your chances of a career with a German company in your country.
Engineering, medicine or philosophy – Germany is a popular country for studying. A German university degree is highly valued by employers worldwide.
Want to become a quantum physicist or a marine biologist? German is the second most important language in science. Knowing the basics of the German language is an advantage in many research fields.
4. Working in Germany
Good working conditions and Germany's economic strength attract skilled people from all over the world. Germany is the world's second most popular country after the USA for people seeking work.
100 million people in Austria, Switzerland and Germany speak German. This makes German the most widely spoken mother language in Europe and one of the ten most widely spoken languages in the world.
6. Read world literature in the original
Germany is the land of poets and thinkers. People who love literature will want to read Goethe's Faust in the original.
7. Overcoming prejudices
You think German is not melodic? Then you should definitely listen to a German poetry slam.
8. Identifying similarities
German isn't as hard as you might think. Many German words are closely related to English words or have migrated into other languages: Kindergarten = kindergarden, Finger = finger, Haus = house, Rucksack = rucksack, blau = blue, windig = windy.
9. Understanding German dialects
It never gets boring: whether Bavarian, Hessian or Berlinese, there are lots of different dialects in Germany. So if you like learning languages, you can continue practising after completing your German course.
10. Learning other languages
If you know one, you know all of them. With German as a basis, you’ll find it easier to learn other Germanic languages. Dutch and even Afrikaans can be derived from German.
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