Why learn German Language?

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It is estimated that approximately 90–95 million people speak German as a first language, 10-25 million as a second language, and 75–100 million as a foreign language. This implies that there are approximately 175–220 million German speakers worldwide. German is an important language and be able to speak it may give you a significant advantage in the international job market – Germany has the 3rd strongest economy and is the #1 export nation in the world. There are many companies around the world that work together with German ones and there are many global leading German companies as well in various industries. Having the ability to speak German is a huge asset in the context of establishing an international career in business.

Studying the German Language in Germany is an enlightening experience. In addition to learning German in the classroom, finding ways to gain practical experience in your daily life such as taking the bus or going shopping, visiting museums or sightseeing the city on foot, give you the opportunity to learn in a way that definitely you are not able to have in your home country. The students who decide to study in Germany not only benefit from the high quality of the educational system but also learn through immersion in the rich and industrious Germans culture.

If you are interested in Technology, you should know that 4 of the world's 10 most innovative companies are located in Germany and at 12.7% of the world's patent applications, the country ranks 3rd in the world. Consequently, 200,000 businesses introduce new products on the market each year. Germany exports more high-tech products than any other country except the U.S. The east German city of Dresden has become Europe's microchip center with its more than 765 semiconductor firms. Finally, after BREXIT, Frankfurt is heading out to be the new capital of money in The European Union for the coming years.

  • Germany has the 3rd strongest economy and is the #1 export nation in the world.
  • If you are an English speaker, then you already have an advantage when it comes to learning German.

Did you know that Germans are the biggest spenders of tourist dollars in the world? If you are a world traveler, you are certain to encounter Germans wherever you go since nearly 3 out of every 4 vacations by Germans are spent in other countries. Germans ussualy travel to warm Mediterranean climates, such as can be found in Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Greece, and travel to Eastern European countries is increasing in popularity. Germans also readily travel to Africa, the Far East, and the Americas. 1.5 million German tourists visited the U.S. last year, making Germans the third largest nationality of tourists to the United States. California, Florida, and New York are the most popular U.S. destinations. Travel agencies, tour companies, hotels, airlines, and car rental agencies that can communicate with Germans in their own language get a big advantage. Floridians know this: In that state there are at least two travel magazines published in German: Florida Journal and Florida Sun Magazin.

German is not as complicated as you think. If you are an English native speaker or you already know English, then you already have an advantage when it comes to learning German. Modern German and modern English both evolved from a common ancestral Germanic language and share many similarities in both vocabulary and grammar.

Thankfully, German is spelled phonetically. Once you learn the system of sounds, it is easy to predict how the spoken word is written and how the written word is pronounced. In addition, most of the German students are able to speak English or other foreign languages and therefore it is especially easy for foreign students to communicate. At the same time it is possible to learn quite quickly because others can translate a lot of words from English to German.

IFX offers a unique language school program in Germany. Pro IFX Year Germany participants who select the German Language School academic option are enrolled into an intensive German language institute to learn to read, write and speak the German language. The IFX partner language school is located in the Old City center, or ‘Altstadt’, of Nürnberg, convenient to participants’ housing locations and easily accessible with public transportation. Courses focus on a variety of aspects of the German language including grammar, pronunciation, as well as reading comprehension and perhaps most importantly with emphasis on practical daily conversational knowledge.

Do not look for excuses to avoid a brighter future. Study German in Germany while IFX supports you during your stay in Germany! Find out more about How Can You Study German in Germany HERE

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