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Why study German?

      For general language literacy:
  • German is spoken by 100 million people worldwide
  • German is the most commonly used language on the Internet after English
  • German is one of the languages of the European Union.
  • German is the second most commonly used language for scholarly publications worldwide.
For science research:
  • 40% of scientists in the U.S. recommend the study of German.
For business:
More than 1,100 companies of German-speaking countries have subsidiaries in the U.S. – Germany is a strong business partner in the global economy:
    • Germany is the most important trading partner for almost all European and many non-European partners.
    • Germany is the United State's fifth largest trading partner after Canada, Japan, Mexico and China.
    • More than 750 companies in the United States do business in Germany
    • Germans have one of the highest per capita incomes of the world.
    • Germany is the largest market in Europe and the third largest market worldwide for telecommunication products.


Helpful Weblinks for German

 (Deutsche Welle) German Broadcast (TV, radio, text) for people living abroad with transmitted in at least 30 world languages:
 Online German-English and English-German Dictionary:
 CAPL Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon:
 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program -- Full Scholarship to Study in Germany:
 Goethe Institute New York:
 Germany in Class, by the German Embassy Info Service:
 Magazin Deutschland Online -- Forum für Politik, Kultur und Wirtschaft:
 Magazine German Life - Culture, History, Travel:
 News-Magazine Der Spiegel:
 Deutschlandradio Kultur:
 Popular radio station for young Germans:
 Popular German television news program: Die Tagesschau:
 German TV, erstes deutsches Fernsehen:
 German TV, zweites deutsches Fernsehen:
 German commercial TV: