Why Study German?
-spoken by 110 million people.
-listed by Monster.com as a hot language for future employment.
-the largest language group in the European Union.
-home to numerous international companies.
-the 2nd most commonly used scientific language.
-the language of Goethe, Nietzsche, Kafka, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Freud and Einstein.
-Germany has the 4th largest economy.
-Germany is a major US trade partner.
-German companies include: Adidas, Audi, Braun, Puma, BMW Daimler Chrysler, VW, Porsche, Siemens, Birkenstock, Puma, SAP Software, Telekom, Salomon, etc.
-1/4 of the US population claim some German-American ancestry.
-After English, German is the most widely taught European language in the world.
-German-speaking countries are rich in culture and history.
-In many regions, Germans account for the largest percentage of tourists.
What makes learning German easy?
-German belongs to the same language branch as English, thus sharing basic grammar and words.
-Many English words have exact cognates in German.
-Phonetic spelling, easy verb system