German may not be the world’s first and most important language as English and it is not spoken by so many people as Spanish, but it is an important language and to learn it and to be able to speak it may give some important chances.
In politics and economy Germany is an important partner in the international business. The German companies in foreign countries are as important as Germany itself as country of importation and exportation. Especially in Europe it has a strong position concerning economy and politics.
Knowing German can give important chances at the job market. First at companies which work together with German ones, second the outposts of German companies in other countries and third the German companies in Germany. They are all good employers and can be impressed with good German speaking skills. The network and economic relations between countries are not well-known but they are stronger more manifold than we may think.
For Europeans it is a very special skill and an important opportunity to learn German but for students from other countries it can also have promise to learn it. The students who decide to study in Germany not only benefit from the high quality of the educational system but also learn a language that is quite important.
The ones that didn’t have the opportunity to learn German at school or at their home university can apply for language courses in Germany. These courses not only give a broad basic knowledge but also try to impart scientific and economic vocabulary.
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 fast because the others can translate a lot of things.
To live in foreign country for a period of time is the most efficient and the quickest way to learn a different language. It is necessary to communicate with the others and to use the language every day, not only at university and in the lectures but in everyday-life and during the free-time activities with the new friends.
For those who want to study in Germany it is necessary to have some basic skills in the German language. It is important to understand the lectures and literature to pass the exams at the end of the term. Those who don’t have any basic knowledge should consider moving to Germany earlier and take language courses or apply for a place in special programs. These programs offer partnerships between German and international students and while spending time together it is easier and more fun to learn the language. At the same time one can get to know the new environment with a person that lives there.
Learning German during a time abroad in Germany is a good opportunity to combine learning with free-time, new friends and many unforgettable experiences.