Benefits of Learning German

German being one of the major languages of the world is a native language to almost 100 million people worldwide and is spoken by around 130 million people

Why to Learn German?

The German language (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and South Tyrol. It is also a co-official language of Luxembourg and Belgium, as well as a national language in Namibia.

Know some facts about German Language

  • German being one of the major languages of the world is a native language to almost 100 million people worldwide and is spoken by around 130 million people.
  • German is also widely taught as a foreign language and is considered the third most taught foreign language after English and French. The German language has been influential in the fields of philosophy, theology, science and technology. It is the second most commonly used scientific language and among the most widely used languages on websites.
  • German has four cases for nouns, pronouns, and adjectives (nominative, accusative, dative and genitive), three genders (masculine, feminine, neuter) and two numbers (singular, plural). German has both strong and weak verbs.

Some other Facts

  • One can possibly make a new word by joining two different words together, hence it is considered a rich language.
  • The first printed book was written in German.
    German shares almost 60% of its vocabulary with English and French.
  • Did you know that the longest word ever in German was “Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft” which had 80 letters and means “Association for Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services”.
  • Another longest word composed with 39 letters but not found in dictionary is “Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften” which means “an insurance company that provides legal protection”.
  • The Longest dictionary word with 36 Letters is “Kraftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung” which means “motor vehicle liability insurance”.
  • An other long word in German was “Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz” with 63 letters that was abbreviated to RkReÜAÜG. It is no longer in use and meant “Beef Labelling Supervision Duties Delegation Law”
  • There are some other long, compound words which are sometimes difficult for beginers to pronounce i.e. Streichholzschächtelchen (Small match box), Unabhängigkeitsbestrebungen (Independence efforts), Fußgängerfreundlichkeit (Walkability) or Führerscheinbesitzer (driver’s licence holder).

Among the best-known poets and authors in German are Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Hoffmann, Brecht, Heine, and Kafka. Fourteen German-speaking people have won the Nobel Prize in literature: Theodor Mommsen, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Paul von Heyse, Gerhart Hauptmann, Carl Spitteler, Thomas Mann, Nelly Sachs, Hermann Hesse, Heinrich Böll, Elias Canetti, Günter Grass, Elfriede Jelinek, Herta Müller and Peter Handke. German becomes the second most awarded language after English. Read More.

Benefits of Learning German

In India:

  • Good command over German Language opens many doors for Indian students in India. German is being taught as third language in schools across India and is the second most learned foreign language in India. One can become German teacher in a school where German is taught as second/ third language and can fetch a smart salary.
  • Germans have money and time to travel to foreign countries and India being their one of the most favourite destination, they visit India round the year, every year. There are countless opportunities for people, who want to make their career in Hotel, Travel & Tourism industry such as Tour Guide, Interpreter, Front Desk Officer.
  • India has transformed into one of the world’s major technology hubs and a large number of top companies from various industries have their offices, plants, units in India. There is always huge demands for qualified and skilled professionals who have good command over German language. German combined with different skillset opens up doors in almost every sector, every domain and every job in a company which has its clients in German speaking countries i.e. Switzerland, Austria and Germany. German speakers or experts are always in demand in IT/Finance/ Retail/ Manufacture/ Travel & Tourism and Health sectors. Many companies outsource their work in India, so one can easily explore the job opportunities as German expert in BPO/KPO or IT companies.

In Germany or other countries:

  • German universities are amongst the best in the world and offer bachelor’s and masters courses with NO or very Less Tuition Fee.
  • Thousands of students from India go to Germany for their studies. Most of the courses in Bachelors are taught in German whereas the masters courses are taught in both German and English.
  • Knowledge of German helps students to study their course as well as to get a part time job during their studies. Students, who know German, are paid better in their part time jobs as compared with the students who do not know German.
  • The soughtafter Ausbildung (Vocational Training) in Germany in more than 135 streams can ONLY be done by learning German. The dual study programs are very popular and are recognized world-wide. The trainees not only get trained on a choosen study field but they also get hand-on experience during the training and get paid from DAY 1.
  • People from IT, Healthcare, Hospitality or Engineering background and with sound knowledge of German can go on Job seeking Visa to search a good opportunity for themselves.
  • There are several direct opportunities for skilled candidates with German Knowledge. One is offered Jobs as German Expert with certain skill-set in other countries. If the eligibility criteria is met, one can get a job in countries like Ireland, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Luxemburg, Austria etc.