German language learning
Knowledge of foreign languages is now an extremely profitable skill in both professional and private life. For this reason, we start learning a foreign language from an early age and in the future we will learn another foreign language. According to statistics, German is the second language that we prefer to learn.
What are the reasons for learning German?
1. The language of Europe
It is estimated that German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. It is the mother tongue of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. Many people in Denmark, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic also speak this language. German is the official language of 95 million people! As you can deduce, around 14% of all European citizens speak German.
2. Career prospects
Knowing the German language, we are opening up new labour markets in many countries, not only in Europe. It is interesting to note that large corporate companies in the United States are willing to employ people who speak German. Due to the significant expansion of companies, the demand for employees who speak German well has increased significantly. Another interesting fact may be the fact that German is studied by almost 70% of Japanese people! It is connected with the cooperation of such companies as Siemens, Basf, Bosch or Lufthansa with investors all over the world. Let us remember that the German economy is considered to be one of the strongest and most stable in Europe.
Citizens of Western Europe, including German-speaking countries, are the largest group of visitors to various parts of the world. While on holiday in Spain, Italy, Turkey or Greece it is not difficult to hear German.
4. Cultural heritage
Germany is a country rich in literary and musical art. The most famous philosophers and authors of books such as Wolfgang von Goethe, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann or Hermann Hesse are among the most outstanding people in the world. The field of classical music also boasts some of the most outstanding names: Bach, Mozart, Wagner or Strauss. Knowing the German language, we have the opportunity to read many literary works in the original language.
5. Research and technology
In Germany, great attention is paid to new technologies. Germany is the third country in the world in terms of the number of new patents filed and work on innovative technologies. Germany’s numerous research and development activities make it an irreplaceable country for young scientists and people who want to acquire knowledge.
Many researchers and authors publish their work in German. Unfortunately, only a few of the books published are translated into other languages, so it is worth knowing German!
7. Studies in Germany
There are many universities and 340 universities in Germany. Study at one of these universities guarantees you a globally recognised diploma and the job you are looking for. However, to start studying in Germany, it is necessary to have a very good command of the German language. Remember, however, that by completing a course in German you can learn a good level of German.
8. Learning German
There are beliefs that the German language is difficult. This is absolutely not true and an example can be the fact that it is phonetically written, so we write the word in the way we hear it! Therefore, it is enough to have a little willingness and motivation to master the German language even “without a head” for foreign languages.
Do you want to learn German online for free?
The Internet also offers great opportunities to learn foreign languages.
What a dozen or so or even several years ago was completely impossible, or only thanks to expensive and long courses, today you can achieve quickly and for free – using the facilities offered by WWW.
First of all, let’s determine what we mean by learning a language. It has been observed that 800-1000 words are used in everyday communication. This means that if we learn them, we will be able to communicate freely!
There are two issues here: these 1000 words need to be learned and you need to get a list of the 1000 most popular ones.
Luckily for both of these problems I will show a very simple solution.
List of words
Let’s distract ourselves from getting a list of words.
Of course, I am not the only person who knows that it is enough to know the 1000 most popular words, so on the Internet you will find in many places such a list, just use Google.com.
How do you remember them?
Okay, just having a list won’t do any good if we don’t learn it. How to do it quickly?
The solution is the so-called fast learning techniques. Thanks to their use we will devote a minute or less to one word (depending on the practice – with time it is getting faster and faster).
It turns out that we need 1000 minutes. How much do you want to spend each day?
Let’s say you’re busy or lazy and you’ll study 3 times a day for 12 minutes.
That way you will have learned the 1000 most popular German words in 29 days!
Isn’t that great? 😉
You have to add about 2 – 5 days to get to know the basic grammar (remember that the simplest times and grammar constructions are used in everyday communication).
What about these techniques?
I did mention these techniques, but I didn’t explain what they are. Fortunately, they are very simple and you can master them in one or several days.