Why learn German?
Germany has the 3rd strongest economy and is the n 1 export nation in the world
German is the most widely spoken language in Europe
German-speaking countries have a rich cultural heritage
German is not as hard as you think Germany financially sponsors over 60,000 international exchanges each year
Knowing German creates business opportunities
In an increasingly globalized world, a German degree gives students access to the language, culture, and marketplace of three leading European nations: Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.
On a professional level, speaking and understanding another language opens many career opportunities.
German is one of the main languages used in business and international diplomacy. German is closely related to English and 36 other "Germanic" languages, including Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, and Yiddish.
Learning German will give you important insights into the history and structure of English, and it will give you a leg up in learning any of the other Germanic languages.