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Why Learn German?

SAWarum soll ich Deutsch lernen?

This is an excellent question.  It's true that, at first glance, German might not seem to be the most practical second language.  But when you take the prevalence of German and the opportunities associated with the language into account, you will see that it is, in fact, a vital language in many fields and is associated with a vibrant culture! 

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

  • Great Minds
  • International Business
  • Most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union
  • 3rd most popular foreign language worldwide
  • Many graduate schools recommend or require knowledge of the German language