Why learn German?

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*with more than
communicating
worldwide.
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*Germany
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Austria
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Switzerland
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Luxembourg
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and Liechtenstein
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In
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*and the
English.
in Europe after
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(after the USA, Japan and
China).
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*than any other country
except China.
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*Germans are on the frontline of new
technologies and home to numerous
international corporations
*from cars
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*Car-making
*mechanical,
electrical and
precision engineering
*chemicals
*environmental technology
*optics
*medical technology
*biotech and genetic engineering
*nanotechnology
* aerospace
*logistics
*computer gaming industry
*Travel
*Hospitality
*the airline industry
* journalism
and energy efficiency
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need international partners.
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Germans are innovators
*Einstein - theory of relativity
*Brandenburg- creation of the MP3 digital
music format
*Zuse- design of the digital computer
*Ehrlich- chemotherapy
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Germany exported
to the UK
*and imported UK goods and
services worth about €44bn.
*German direct and indirect
investments in Britain added up
to €120bn (2009).
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*Academic rigour
*German at AS/ A2 level is a highly
academic subject and achieving a
good grade reflects extremely well
on a candidate applying to
university. The ability to understand
and speak German at this level
indicates a high level of academic
ability, diligence and dedication.
*Being able to speak the
language puts you in high
demand!
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*They are especially strong in manufacturing
in South East England and the Midlands.
*The leading German banking and insurance
companies have
*their offices in the City of London.
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second
most frequently used
language on the internet
*With 8 million Internet domains,
Germany's top-level country domain .de
is second only to the extension .com.
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publishing and research
as important research is often published in
German books and professional journals.
∙German is the second most commonly
used scientific language after English.
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to study
*It is the third most popular country
for studying & there are no tuition
fees.
*Germany financially sponsors over
60,000 international exchanges
each year.
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fun &
not as hard as you think!
English speakers usually find German quite
easy to pronounce, as both languages
share common linguistic roots.
German and English both evolved from
the common ancestor language,
Germanic.
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* e.g
Sommer
Mutter
Apfel
Vater
Haus
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rich
cultural heritage
*Millions of foreign tourists visit
German-speaking countries every
year.
*to explore the vibrant
*culture of cities
*like Berlin
*Munich and Cologne
*to see and experience King Ludwig’s
castle in Bavaria,
*to ski
to try German beer at
the Oktoberfest
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*
boat trip
Speaking and understanding German
will give you a chance to get to know
Germans, their culture and their
history at first hand.
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Philosophy and
Science
*has been vastly enriched by the works
of Nietzsche, and Freud
*The world of classical music is
inseparable from the names of Mozart &
Beethoven
*Vienna
international
centre of music
*Who speaks German?

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