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Learn German for your future

Learn German at school or university to give you excellent career prospects. Also, if you study German already, you should put a lot of effort into your German.

Demand for German linguists

There is a great shortage of well-qualified linguists in the UK. Therefore graduates of German are especially highly sought-after. At the same time many German graduates choose German. They work for companies with a German connection or for German companies:

  • Sony Europe
  • Price Waterhouse
  • Volkswagen
  • BMW
  • Siemens
  • Bosch
  • E-On

Undeniably, the German economy is among the strongest in the world, and many British companies are looking for staff able to communicate in German. Germany is currently the largest non-English speaking trading partner of the UK. It has a fabulous record in invention and innovation, today especially in green technologies.

In addition German is the 2nd most common language in Science. Many German scientist are world leaders in many aspects of engineering, pharmaceuticals and pollution control. German and American researchers have collaborated on many important projects such as:

  • The International Nautical Almanac
  • The Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES).

Also many of the greatest thinkers and artists of the modern era thought and wrote in German: Einstein, Freud, Kant, Beethoven – the list is endless. If you are thinking about Law, Politics, International Relations, Sciences, Music, Psychology, Philosophy, History or the Media, German is also a smart choice.

The reasons to learn German and foreign languages

Firstly, studying a foreign language expands your view of the world while gaining a deeper understanding of your own culture. Secondly, it limits barriers between people, leads you to an appreciation of cultural diversity and improves your analytical and problem solving skills. It makes you more valuable in the market place. Finally, foreign languages open the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, science…These are just a few reasons set out by Renate Latimer, Professor Emirata of German at Auburn University, Alabama.

Working and Studying in Germany

Universities in Germany are currently free! In addition, you might want to stand out from the crowd and work for one of the German powerhouses established around the world. Moreover, Berlin is widely regarded as the economic powerhouse of Europe. Germany is easily accessible by rail or a short flight. The average income in Germany is higher than most other countries. But learning German is not just a gain on the financial level, understanding another language and culture broadens your horizon enormously.

A different language is a different version of life.

Frederico Fellini – film director

Despite all these reasons, most primary schools in England only teach French or Spanish and German GCSE and A-level opportunities are becoming rare. The demand for German speakers in the job market is huge and any German graduates or employees stand out from the crowd. If you choose German for your future, you have made an important career choice.

The Smart Choice: German (Goethe-Institut)

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