Why German?
Welcome

<strong>Ready for a warm welcome? Just Add German:</strong> Make new friends in class and abroad and get ready to enjoy a hearty WILLKOMMEN into this multicultural and dynamic society. Even if you haven’t fully mastered the adjective endings, your German will be met with big smiles and encouragement in Germany. Your desire to make new personal connections at home and abroad will be furthered by taking German.

Ready for a warm welcome? Just Add German.

Make new friends in class and abroad and get ready to enjoy a hearty WILLKOMMEN into this multicultural and dynamic society.

Even if you haven’t fully mastered the adjective endings, your German will be met with big smiles and encouragement in Germany.
Your desire to make new personal connections at home and abroad will be furthered by taking German:

  • You’ll find like-minded people in your language classes who share an interest in German culture and history—or know that the language will help them get ahead.
  • Making new friends in the German-speaking world is fun today—and will help your career tomorrow.
  • Germany’s multicultural and tolerant society makes it easy for everyone to fit in.
  • There’s a strong tradition of hospitality in Germany, and you’ll be welcomed as a guest by friends and strangers alike.

Facts & Figures

  • According to the last survey of permanent migration published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Germany is the world´s top migration spot after the US.
  • There are over 7,62 million foreigners living in Germany.
  • Germany is a modern, cosmopolitan country. Its society is shaped by a plurality of life styles and truly different ethno-cultural diversity.
  • Germany also ranks among the top ten tourism destinations worldwide.
  • Germans are record holders of traveling abroad. In 2008, the US was the most popular destination for German tourists: over 1.8 million came to visit. For jobs in the US tourism-and hospitality industries, knowing German can provide an edge over the competition.
  • 233,000 foreign students are currently enrolled in 350 German Universities, about 12% of the entire student population. After the US and Great Britain this makes Germany the most attractive country for foreign students.
  • About 750 high schools in the US have long-term exchange programs with schools in Germany. With GAPP (German American Partnership Program), more than 10,000 Students visit each other every year.

Videos

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

Animations
Not just Heidelberg — Just Add German

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

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.

Student Testimonial
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.

Why learn German?

<strong>Thinking about the future? Just Add German:</strong> Adding German opens doors to success in college admissions and beyond. You’re not the kind of person who leaves the future to chance. You know what you want and are willing to work hard to get it. Taking German in high school opens doors to more academic and career opportunities than you’d ever imagine.

Future
Thinking about the future? Just Add German.

Adding German opens doors to success in college admissions and beyond.

<strong>Passionate about culture and history? Just Add German:</strong> Discover the fascinating events and personalities of the German-speaking world! Could you imagine yourself being there—whether “there” is a German cabaret during the Weimar Republic or a Berlin art studio right now? Learning languages is a direct way to satisfy your curiosity about European history and culture, and taking German lets you explore new worlds.

Culture
Passionate about culture and history? Just Add German.

Discover the fascinating events and personalities of the German-speaking world!

<strong>Want to stand out from the crowd? Just Add German:</strong> Distinguish yourself by learning German and you’ll be the one to connect with millions of German speakers around the world. German probably isn’t the most crowded class in your school—which is all the more reason to get on board! You’ll become part of a close group of passionate individuals who have worlds of opportunities open to them because they’ve chosen this important language.

Distinction
Want to stand out from the crowd? Just Add German.

Distinguish yourself by learning German and you’ll be the one to connect with millions of German speakers.

<strong>Feeling adventurous? Just Add German:</strong> Dreaming of going abroad or taking on a new language puzzle are great reasons to learn German. Sometimes you want to take a class because it actually sounds fun—and German classes fit the bill! You’ll learn about the wide variety of German holidays and festivities, all while taking an important step towards study or travel abroad.

Adventure
Feeling adventurous? Just Add German.

Dreaming of going abroad or taking on a new language puzzle are great reasons to learn German.

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