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Why Learn German?

SAWhy learn German?

What can I do with a major or minor in German?

The answer is: anything! 

Study a language that will boost your future career! Did you know that Germany has the strongest economy in Europe, and is a world leader in exports? German companies such as Adidas, Bayer, T-Mobile or Volkswagen account for 800,000 jobs in the US, including many jobs in Michigan. “Made in Germany” represents quality and innovation, and knowing German creates opportunities in many careers, from medicine to renewable energies. At K we offer beginning to advanced German courses, as well as study abroad programs in Germany. Our graduates not only become proficient in German, they learn to think critically about history and culture, and gain lifelong skills in intercultural communication.

Here are some of the most compelling reasons why college students choose to study German:

  • German is the most widely spoken language in the Eurpoean Union 
  • After English, German is the second language most commonly used in scientific terms
  • German is proven to boost your future salary: there is increased demand for German speakers internationally
  • German is a dominant language in fields like business, history, literature, philosophy, music, and theology
  • Especially after "Brexit," Germany is playing the leading role in European politics today
  • Germany is one of the most important trade partners of the United States
  • "Made in Germany" stands for quality in many niche product markets 
  • Germany is a country of innovation and invention: Germany ranks 3rd in the world for patent applications
  • German, Austria, and Switzerland are leaders in science and engineering: they are leaders in Nobel Prizes and scientific breakthroughs
  • Many graduate schools recommend or require knowledge of the German language

Check out our Alumni Success Stories page to read about what program graduates are doing now!