There can be any reason for learning German, maybe you want to communicate with relatives, or to prepare yourself for study in a German-speaking country, or a travel to Germany during for a break. Here are some solid reasons why learning German may be a good choice for you.
Germany’s economic strength equals business opportunities. Multinational business opportunities exist in the European Union and German-speaking countries. Companies like BMW, Siemens, SAP, Lufthansa, BASF, Infineon, Bosch, and many others required international partners.
If you are searching for employment in The US, knowing German can benefit you. German companies account for 7 Lakh jobs in the US, and US companies have created the same number of jobs in Germany. Most companies in the US would pick someone with German literacy over an equally qualified applicant.
There are many public and government schools, who have announced the German Language as a compulsory subject for the students, i.e. DPS, G.D. Goenka, Kendriya Vidyalaya etc.
German speakers’ contributions in a broad array of fields make the language a vital asset in many disciplines. Knowledge of German is as an important addition than any other language (German: 56 majors, Spanish: 21 majors, French: 43 majors, Japanese: 7 majors). These majors include a wide range of subjects- from physics, biology, and chemistry to linguistics, art history, and religious studies.
Considering the significance of the German language in the fields of publishing and research, it’s not shocking that many graduate schools want their graduates to have knowledge of German. Understanding of German gives graduates access to necessary research published in German books and professional journals.
While German workers are highly creative, it is clear that they know how to play just as hard as they work. Germans have the time and the means to travel with ample disposable income and an average of 6 weeks of vacation a year. Germans favor travel to warm Mediterranean climates, such as Spain, Greece, Turkey, and Italy. Germans also readily travel to The Far East, Africa, and the Americas. The most famous U.S. destinations of German people are Florida, New York, California. Travel agencies, hotels, tour companies, car rental agencies and airlines that can talk with Germans in their own language will success their industry.
While promoting innovation and supporting research within Germany, the Germans know that international cooperation and experience is important to its continued success as a world leader. In 2012, the German Academic Exchange Service supported more than 85,000 scholars, educators, scientists, and students in periods of international research and study.
German is not only a language but the German speakers produce more than 75,000 new books every year. Only a small percentage of German books are translated into other languages, only a knowledge of German will give you access to a vast majority of these titles.
The German speakers have a cultural heritage in their own right. Germany is referred to as the land of “Dichter und Denker” – of thinkers and poets. German influences to the arts and human thought have been nothing short of thoughtful.
Thomas Mann, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hermann Hesse, and Franz Kafka are the few authors whose names and works are international. Philosophy and the sciences would be impossible without the German speaker’s contributions. The psychologists Freud and Jung transformed the way we think about human behavior. The philosophies of Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and others have has lasting influences on modern society.
Knowing German allows you to access the works of these people in their original language and to know the culture they derived. Anyone interested in these fields expands her knowledge and skill by knowing German.
In Europe, more people speak German than any other language. Since Germany’s 81 million inhabitants make it the most crowded European nation. Not only the residents of Germany speak German, but it is also an official language of Luxembourg, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. German is also a native language in northern Italy, Denmark, eastern Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, and other parts of Europe.
While learning German can connect you to 100 million native German speakers across the world, remember that many people learn German as a second language.
From Gutenberg’s printing press to Hertz’s discovery of electromagnetic waves, Germans have proven themselves to be great innovators. In annual patent applications, Germany ranks 5th in the world, and the number of applications is rising yearly. When patent applications are measured per capita, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria are within the top countries internationally.
Germany exports more high-tech products than any country except China, and more than 750 firms are active in the cutting-edge field of biotechnology. The East German state of Saxony has become Europe’s microchip center with its 2,100 companies that assist the development, distribution, and manufacturing of microchips, integrated circuits, and software.
Considering the great innovators the Germans are, it is not at all surprising that they uphold a dominant Internet presence. German is the 2nd most common language of web pages on the Internet. With more than 15 million Internet domains, Germany’s top-level domain .de is the second to the extension .com.