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10 Reasons To Learn German - What Are Yours?

1. Make a career

Many German companies have offices in other countries. A good knowledge of German will increase your chances of a career with a German company in your country.

2. Study

Engineering, medicine or philosophy - Germany is a highly popular country to study in. A German university degree is greatly valued by employers around the world.

3. Research

Do you want to study quantum physics or marine biology? German is the second most important language in science. A basic knowledge of German is an advantage in many research fields.

4. Work in Germany

Good working conditions and Germany's economic strength attract qualified people from all over the world. Germany is the second most popular country in the world for job hunters after the USA.

5. Communicate

100 million people in Austria, Switzerland and Germany speak German. This means that German is the most widely spoken native 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 home of poets and thinkers. Anyone who loves literature will want to read Goethe's Faust in the original.

7. Overcome prejudices

You think German is not melodic? Then you should really listen to a German poetry slam.

8. Discover commonalities

German is not as complicated as you might think. Many German words are closely related to English words or have migrated into other languages: Kindergarten = kindergarten, Finger = finger, Haus = house, Rucksack = rucksack, blau = blue, windig = windy.

9. Understanding German dialects

It never gets boring: whether it's Bavarian, Hessian or Berlin, there are many different dialects in Germany. So if you like learning languages, you can keep practising even after you've finished your German course.

10. Learn other languages

If you know one, you know them all. With German as your foundation, it's easier to learn other Germanic languages. Dutch and even Afrikaans can be derived from German.


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