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






Province of Bozano-Bozen (Italy)