Why learn German?
Ten Reasons to Learn German

Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of German will increase your options. When you learn German you acquire a range of skills which can improve the quality of both your work and private life:

  • <b>Business:</b> Knowing the language of your German business partners improves your relations and therefore your chances for effective communication and success. © colourbox.com

    Business: Knowing the language of your German business partners improves your relations and therefore your chances for effective communication and success.

  • <b>The global career:</b> Knowledge of German increases your job opportunities with German and foreign companies in your own country and abroad. Proficiency in German helps you to function productively for an employer with global business connections. Foto: Getty Images/Adam Gault

    The global career: Knowledge of German increases your job opportunities with German and foreign companies in your own country and abroad. Proficiency in German helps you to function productively for an employer with global business connections.

  • <b>Tourism and hospitality industry:</b> Tourists from German-speaking countries travel wide and far, and are the world’s biggest spenders when on holiday. They appreciate to be looked after by German-speaking staff and tour guides. © Fotolia / corbisrffancy

    Tourism and hospitality industry: Tourists from German-speaking countries travel wide and far, and are the world’s biggest spenders when on holiday. They appreciate to be looked after by German-speaking staff and tour guides.

  • <b>Cultural understanding:</b> Learning German provides you with an insight into the way of life, and the hopes and dreams of people in German speaking countries, broadening your horizon. © Getty Images / Neil Guegan

    Cultural understanding: Learning German provides you with an insight into the way of life, and the hopes and dreams of people in German speaking countries, broadening your horizon.

  • <b>Travel:</b> Make the most of your travels not only in German-speaking countries, but in many other European countries where German is widely spoken, especially in Eastern Europe. © Getty Images/Manuel Gutjahr

    Travel: Make the most of your travels not only in German-speaking countries, but in many other European countries where German is widely spoken, especially in Eastern Europe.

  • <b>Enjoyment of literature, music, art and philosophy:</b> German is the language of Goethe, Kafka, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven. Indulge in reading and/or listening to their works in their original language. © Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

    Enjoyment of literature, music, art and philosophy: German is the language of Goethe, Kafka, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven. Indulge in reading and/or listening to their works in their original language.

  • <b>Opportunities to study/work in Germany:</b> Germany awards a generous number of scholarships and other support to study in Germany. Working holiday visas are available for young foreigners from a range of countries, and special visas are offered to skilled workers and professionals. © Getty Images/Matthias Tunger

    Opportunities to study/work in Germany: Germany awards a generous number of scholarships and other support to study in Germany. Working holiday visas are available for young foreigners from a range of countries, and special visas are offered to skilled workers and professionals.

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