Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Maxims and Reflections (1794)
‘Deutsch’, also known as German, is the official language of Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. Modern German belongs to the Germanic cluster of the Indo-European language group along with English, Flemish and Dutch. Presently, the German language is the twelfth most spoken language in the world with over 130 million people speaking it. It is also broadly studied as a foreign language and is one of the most significant cultural languages of the Western world.
Reasons to learn German
In recent times, German has become the go-to foreign language to learn. It is learnt for networking opportunities, cultural immersion, economic benefits or as a hobby. Some more reasons why are explained below:
How to speak the German language?
There could be numerous reasons as to why a person wants to learn German, and you can speak basic German using some clever hacks and strategies:
Samuel Alejandro Lopez, from Venezuela, is participating in the German Language Programme in Berlin at GISMA Business School
What is the best way to learn German?
German may seem like a difficult language to learn, but it doesn’t have to be. Some of the methods that you can use to master German include:
Tips for learning German
Apart from the generic studying methods, there are some unique and out of the box methods you can employ to study German. Some of these are mentioned below:
If you are interested in learning German in Berlin or Hannover, take a look at GISMA’s University Pathway Programmes and German Language Programmes. You can hear from previous and current students studying at GISMA here.