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 Links

TV & Radio - Broadcast in about 30 languages (and 24 hour per day program in German, English and Spanish) promoting information and German culture/language worldwide through TV and radio programs

Culture - Cultural institutions promoting German language and culture in the US

The Goethe Institute  - The Goethe Institute New York promoting German Language and Culture

Cultural institution - San Francisco promoting German culture, especially youth culture and music

American Association of Teachers of German - useful hints about learning programs, education and conferences for instructors, materials to promote German language and culture, etc

Where in the world is german spoken

Austria

Germany

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Switzerland

Province of Bozano-Bozen (Italy)