* *with more than communicating worldwide. * *Germany * Austria * Switzerland * Luxembourg * and Liechtenstein * In * *and the English. in Europe after * * (after the USA, Japan and China). * *than any other country except China. * * *Germans are on the frontline of new technologies and home to numerous international corporations *from cars * * * *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 * need international partners. * Germans are innovators *Einstein - theory of relativity *Brandenburg- creation of the MP3 digital music format *Zuse- design of the digital computer *Ehrlich- chemotherapy * * 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). * *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! * *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. * 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. * 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. * 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. * 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. * * e.g Sommer Mutter Apfel Vater Haus * 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 * * boat trip Speaking and understanding German will give you a chance to get to know Germans, their culture and their history at first hand. * 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?