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Want to get a share of Germany’s efficiency? Germans are known for being straightforward. Don’t beat around the bush. Filmstill: Be efficient! Just Add German © Goethe-Institut USA

Be efficient!

Germany in the soccer world championship Filmstill: Be on the ball! Just Add German © Goethe-Institut USA

Be on the ball!

German highways have no speedlimit. Filmstill: Be quick! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be quick!

Germany has 2500 different types of breads. Filmstill: Be selective! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be selective!

German cars set the standard. Filmstill: Be smart! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be smart!

Sometimes you just need to speak German to change the world. Filmstill: Be surprising! Just Add German © Goethe-Institut USA

Be surprising!

Germany quits the production of nuclear power in 2022. Filmstill: Be the first! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be the first!

Germanys is home to more than 200.000 castles and fortresses. Filmstill: Be there! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be there!

German recipes can help satisfy your guests. Filmstill: Brat your own wurst! Just Add German. © Goethe-Instut USA

Brat your own wurst!

Try at one of Germany's more than 3000 Christmas markets. Filmstill: Be delighted! Just Add German, © Goethe-Institut USA

Be delighted!

Bavaria, and especially Munich, is Germany’s high-tech hub. Filmstill: Be yourself! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be yourself!

Studying complex languages burns calories. Filmstill: Be impressiv! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be impressive!

Studying German is fun. Filmstill: Have fun! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Have fun!

The telephone, computer, car, mp3 and gummi bears are just some of the many popular German inventions. Filmstill: Get involved! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Get involved!

A cough can be helpful, because a sore throat helps you master German phonetics. Filmstill: Cheer up! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Cheer up!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote charming verses. Filmstill: Be charming! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be charming!

German is intergalactic Filmstill: Be prepared! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be prepared!

German and English share Germanic language roots. Filmstill: Take it easy! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Take it easy!

Be clever and study abroad: There are no tuition fees in Germany. Filmstill: Be clever! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be clever!

Germany is the largest national economy in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world. Filmstill: Be powerful! Just Add German. © Goethe-Institut USA

Be powerful!

Animations

Not just Sauerkraut © Goethe-Institut USA

Not just Sauerkraut

Kraut – that’s typical German. It’s a German invention to protect sailors from falling ill. Beside this, there are thousands of inventions and discoveries.

Millions of people share special relationships to Germany and its products. Filmstill: Not just Germany — Just Add German © Goethe-Institut USA

Not just Germany

Millions of people share special relationships to Germany and its products. Puma, adidas, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Siemens and Trader Joe’s are just some big German brands.

 Each German state has its own specific regional cultures with harbor festivals in the north, carnival in the center and the Oktoberfest in the south. Filmstill: Not just Oktoberfest — Just Add German © Goethe_Institut USA

Not just Oktoberfest — Just Add German

Wearing a Dirndl or Lederhosen and drinking beer at the Oktoberfest in Munich – is that typical German?

There are thousands of impressive buildings and places that stand for German culture and history. Filmstille: Not just Heidelberg — Just Add German © Goethe-Institut USA

Not just Heidelberg — Just Add German

There are thousands of impressive buildings and places that stand for German culture and history.

Beyond the classics such as Beethoven and his 9th Symphony there are many famous German musicians like Jan Delay, Seed, Cro and Die Fantastischen Vier. Filmstill: Not just Bach — Just Add German © Goethe-Institut USA

Not just Bach — Just Add German

German music is well-known all over the world. Beyond the classics such as Beethoven and his 9th Symphony there are many famous German musicians.

Student Testimonials

Students in US explain, why German is a great language with lots of career opportunities. Filmstill: Student Testimonial: Future — Just Add German © Goethe-Institut USA

Future — Just Add German

German is a great language with lots of career opportunities for the future. It will surely help you succeed in your life! Germany is a very far advanced society in science, technology, economy, chemistry and engineering.

In Germany there is so much to see: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, the Rhine or Mosel, the Bundestag in Berlin and, of course, Christmas markets in December. Filmstill: Student Testimonial: Welcome — Just Add German © Goethe-Institut USA

Welcome — Just Add German

Visit Germany and you may never want to go back home! There is so much to see: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, the Rhine or Mosel, the Bundestag in Berlin and, of course, Christmas markets in December.

In Germany you can go skiing on the Alps or swin in the Isar in Munich. © Goethe-Institut USA

Adventure — Just Add German

Go skiing in the Alps in Bavaria, especially on the Zugspitze, which is Germany’s highest mountain!

Students explain why they learn German. Filmstill: Student Testimonial: Distinction — Just Add German, Goethe-Institut © Goethe-Institut USA

Distinction — Just Add German

Who knows German? Stand out from the crowd and be special! JUST ADD GERMAN because it gives you that unique quality.

Germany has a unique and deep culture and you can visit castles such as Sansoucci in Potsdam, Schloss Neuschwanstein. Filmstill: Culture — Just Add German © Goethe-Institut USA

Culture — Just Add German

Germany has a unique and deep culture. There is so much so see, like Sansoucci in Potsdam, Schloss Neuschwanstein or cities such as Munich and Cologne.
 

Career

Andreas Stihl’s company is an award winning manufacturer employing qualified workers in 160 locations worldwide. Filmstill: Just Add German Career Video @ STIHL, Inc, VA © Goethe-Institut USA

STIHL

Did you know that the first electric chainsaw was invented by a German? Almost 100 years later Andreas Stihl’s company is an award winning manufacturer employing qualified workers in 160 locations worldwide.

Lufthansa © Goethe-Institut USA

Lufthansa

Lufthansa is one of the biggest and most popular airlines in the world. In the US alone, they employ over 1000 individuals!

BASF Filmstill: Just Add German Career Video @ BASF, NJ © Goethe-Institut USA

BASF

Do you see your future in chemical research? BASF is the world’s largest chemical company and it is based in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Bosch Rexroth Filmstill: Just Add German career video @ Bosch Rexroth, SC © Goethe-Institut USA

Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth, based in Lohr am Main, Bavaria, employs over 36.500 people in 80 countries all over the world. In the Americas alone they employ over 3.500 people.

The American Chamber of Commerce constantly looking for ambitious individuals who are interested in the overwhelming career opportunities they have to offer. Filmstill: Just Add German Career Video @ AmCham and Capco, Frankfurt

American Chamber of Commerce

The American Chamber of Commerce in Frankfurt promotes trade and investment between Germany and the US and strengthens transatlantic relations.

The Max-Planck-Institut is one of the leading research organizations worldwide. Filmstill: Just Add German Career Video @ Max PIanck Institut, Göttingen © Goethe-Institut USA

Max-Planck-Institut

The Max-Planck-Institut is one of the leading research organizations worldwide. It is known for conducting innovative research in the natural sciences, the humanities as well as the social sciences.

Volkswagen Filmstill: Just Add German career video @ Volkswagen, Emden © Goethe-Institut USA

Volkswagen

The “Wanderjahre” program of Volkswagen enables young professionals to spend a year abroad at one of their 61 production plants worldwide.

Students from all over the world explain what it means to study in Germany. Filmstill: Germany - new horizons © Goethe-Institut USA

Germany - new horizons

Watch this short film about six students from around the world and find out how studying in Germany has opened up new horizons to all of them…

VIP Testimonials

Interview with Detlef Schrempf who is a former basketball player in the NBA league. Filmstill: Detlef Schrempf: Just Add German VIP Interview © Goethe-Institute USA

Detlef Schrempf

Detlef Schrempf came to the United States as an exchange student. He ended up playing in the NBA, for the German Junior National Team, in the Olympics, in the European Championship. German has helped him a lot and is a huge plus in his opinion.

Interview with German model Toni Garrn Filmstill: Toni Garrn: Just Add German VIP Interview

Toni Garrn

Topmodel from Germany Toni Garrn  came to New York for modeling when she was fourteen. Her favorite German word is Schadenfreude, since it does not really exist in the English language.

Interview with Jeffrey Eugenides, who is a Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University and a Pulitzer Prize-Winning aut Filmstill: Jeffrey Eugenides: Just Add German VIP Interview © Goethe-Institut USA

Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides is not just a Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University, but also a Pulitzer Prize-Winning author.  His favorite German word is ‘Dunkelheit’ which means ‘darkness’. He always has a synesthetic feeling about that word.

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