Why Study German?

   • Over 120 million Europeans (One-quarter of all Europeans) speak German as their first  language                            
   • An estimated additional 20 million people in other countries (Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Namibia) speak German as their first language
   • Fifty million speak German as a foreign language
   • German is the third most popular language taught worldwide and the second most popular language taught in Europe
   • German is the third largest language studied in the US.
   • One in 10 books in the world is published in German; and Germany is ranked number five in terms of annual publication of new books.
   • Germany is Europe's largest economy, the world's fourth largest (US, China, Japan, Germany)
   • Germany is America's largest European trading partner
   • Two thousand American companies conduct business in German-speaking countries.
   • More US investment in Germany than in any other country
   • More than 3,000 German companies have investments in the American market
   • Half of Euro bills are spent in Germany
   • Germany is one of the three top nations (Germany, US, Japan) in research and development of high tech products, the second among world leaders in both wind and solar power production, and the world leader in solar photovoltaic panels
   • First in European nations with patents
   • German is the second most commonly used scientific language.
   • A wide range of important websites are in German and worldwide. Knowledge of German therefore offers extended access to information.
   • Vocabulary skills in English, a better understanding of the English language itself, improved literacy, higher reading achievement as well as enhanced listening skills and memory have been shown to correlate with German language study.   

German info taken from: aatg.org and goethe.de (Goethe Institute).

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