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Whether you're interested in literature or philosophy, want to gain a competetive edge in business, or simply want to communicate with Germans in their native language, there are many reasons for learning German. Here we list a few.

Whether you're interested in literature or philosophy, want to gain a competetive edge in business, or simply want to communicate with Germans in their native language, there are many reasons for learning German. Here we list a few.

  • Germany is one of the world's largest exporters.
  • German is the most commonly spoken language in the EU.
  • 18 percent of the world's books are published in German.
  • Germany is home to many international corporations.
  • German is no more difficult to learn to speak and write than other languages.
  • German is the second-most-commonly used scientific language.
  • German is the language of Goethe, Nietzsche and Kafka. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Freud and Einstein also spoke German.
  • Speaking and understanding German will deepen your knowledge of the culture and improve your employment opportunities.
  • Learning German provides deeper insights into a region that plays a vital role in central Europe's intellectual and economic life and its cultural history.
  • In many regions, Germans account for the largest percentage of tourists.

Source: Goethe-Institut

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