Why learn German???
You might have your own reasons to learn German:
- German is fun to learn!
- German is easy to pronounce!
- You would like to travel to Usingen, Germany on Rush-Henrietta’s exchange!
- You are interested in learning about the innovative ways Germany is helping the environment!
- You have friends or relatives who speak German!
- You find German culture fun and interesting!
Here are 10 more excellent reasons:
1. German is the most widely spoken language in Europe.
Learning German can connect you to 120 million native speakers around the globe. It is also the 3rd most popular foreign language taught worldwide.
2. German is not difficult to learn.
English speakers already have an advantage when it comes to learning German. German and English share many similarities in both vocabulary and grammar.
If you understand this ...
Meine Schwester hat braune Haare. Sie ist intelligent. Sie studiert Medizin in Berlin. ... you already know some German!
3. German is recommended by many college undergraduate and graduate programs.
German speakers' strong contributions in many fields make the language important in a wide range of subjects -- from biology, physics, and chemistry to linguistics, religious studies, and art history. German is the language of science.
4. Knowing German opens up more job opportunities.
Knowing German can give you great advantages in the work force. German companies account for 700,000 jobs in the United States, and US companies have created approximately the same number of jobs in Germany.
5. Germans are the largest heritage group in the U.S.
German Americans are the largest single heritage group in the U.S. Germans brought with them many customs and traditions that have become so ingrained in American ways that their origin is often forgotten.
6. Germans spend the most tourist dollars worldwide.
Germans are the third largest nationality of tourists to the United States. The most popular U.S. destinations are California, Florida, and New York. Travel agencies, tour companies, hotels, airlines, and car rental agencies that can communicate with Germans in their own language will win their business.
7. Germany sponsors over 60,000 international exchanges each year.
In the year 2001 alone, the German Academic Exchange Service supported 67,000 scholars, scientists, educators, and students for international research and study.
8. German-speaking countries have a rich cultural heritage.
German speakers have a rich cultural heritage. Germany is often referred to as the land of "Dichter und Denker" -- of poets and thinkers.
9. Germany is the #1 export nation in the world.
Germany has the third largest economy in the world and is the economic powerhouse of the European Union.
10. Germans are innovators.
Four of the world's ten most innovative companies are located in Germany.
Deutsch macht Spaß!!!
German is fun!!!