Consider these facts:
- Germany is the world’s largest exporter.
- The EU language with the largest number of native speakers is German.
- 18% of the world’s books are published in German.
- Germany is home to numerous international corporations.
- German is no harder to learn to speak and write than other languages.
- German is the second-most commonly used scientific language.
- German is the language of Goethe, Neitzsche and Kafka. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Freud and Einstein also spoke German.
- Speaking and understanding German will deepen your knowledge of the culture and improve your employment opportunities.
- Learning German provides deeper insights into a region that plays a vital role in central Europe’s intellectual and ecomomic life and in its cultural history.
- In many regions, Germans account for the largest percentage of tourists.
German is easy
If English is your native language, or if you already know English, then you already have an advantage when it comes to learning German. Because modern German and modern English both evolved from the common ancestor language Germanic, the two languages share many similarities in both vocabulary and grammar. If you understand any of this …
Meine Schwester hat braunes Haar. Sie ist intelligent. Sie studiert Medizin in Berlin. Sie kann gut singen.
… then you already know some German!
In addition, German is spelled phonetically. Once you learn the system of sounds, it is easy to predict how the spoken word is written and how the written word is pronounced.