Do you need to communicate in German for work? Are you moving to Germany soon? Whatever your future plans, German is a useful language to learn. Here we will discuss some of the reasons you should learn German and the advantages of taking a German immersion course.
Why learn German?
German may not be the obvious choice or one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, but there are outstanding benefits and reasons to learn German.
German is one of the world’s most influential languages, spoken by over 2 million people worldwide, and the most-spoken native tongue in the European Union. Its political and economic importance can’t be overstated. Germany is the 4th largest economy globally and the strongest in Europe. Germany leads the way in scientific studies and research, being the second most commonly used scientific language, with many scientific studies being published in German. Of course, Germany is also known for its world-famous car manufacturers, Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.
Berlin has been dubbed the Silicon Valley of Europe, the home of exciting innovation and creation. Learning German will, without a doubt, open up exciting potential career opportunities. As well as learning the language, it is vital to also learn about the customs and culture of successful interactions in a German business setting.
Moving to Germany
Are you moving to Germany? Do you work for a company where German is required? Learning more than the language is important. It is also crucial to understand culture and customs too. It is better to learn the language before moving to a new country, or at least, take the first steps in learning German. English is not as widely spoken as you might think, so communicating in German is fundamental. Learning German, especially in an immersive environment, will give you the tools you need to navigate successful communication with native German speakers.
Travel and Culture
Germany is a beautiful country with rich history and culture. Some of the world’s greatest literature, music and art were born in Germany, Goethe, Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach, just to name a few. If you are passionate about art and culture, nothing compares to appreciating these works in their native tongue. If you are someone who wants to experience the true spirit and essence of a country, then learning at least some language is vital.
Maybe you are less passionate about art but more about beer. Germany is home to the world’s largest beer festival Oktoberfest with more than six million people attending from around the world each year. Imagine the pleasure of ordering your beer in German.
Not only does Germany have some of the most outstanding universities in the world, but also the cheapest. Some University fees are as little as €250 per semester. Amazingly international students can also benefit from the very low fees. You can take some courses in English, but whether you are studying in German or not, learning the language will greatly enrich your university experience and make life a lot easier.
If you are an English speaker, German is easier to learn than other languages. Unlike other European languages like French, Italian and Spanish, English is, in fact, a Germanic language. Today around 10% of words used in German are taken from English, so you are already at an advantage. You will be shocked at how easily you can learn and how much German vocabulary you already know.
These are just a few of the benefits of learning German. Not only will it give your new opportunities to live and work in another country. Learning a new language also helps you become more open-minded, giving your understanding and greater empathy. Research has shown that learning a new language also improves your memory and delays dementia for up to five years.
Why take a German Immersion course?
If you are looking to accelerate your German learning, then taking a German Immersion course is exactly what you need. When you take a German immersion course with CERAN, you will be given the opportunity to speak the language all day, every day, with the guidance of motivating native German teachers. The course combines classroom lessons with role-plays and other cultural activities. Our courses are specifically designed for diplomats, businesspeople, and expats. Whatever your reason for learning the immersive concept helps you improve your communication skills in an incredibly short amount of time.
Or maybe you want to combine a trip to Germany with an immersive experience. The German immersion course is not just language learning but also a cultural experience. You will learn and practise helpful language that you can use in everyday situations, like using public transportation, ordering food, and chatting with locals.
Some of the benefits of the CERAN German immersion course:
Overcome fear of speaking German and gain confidence ;
Learn in a natural and effective manner ;
Access to native trainers from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day ;
Enjoy individual and group lessons, as well as other activities, including role-plays specific to your field of interest ;
Excellent accommodations at competitive prices.
If you are looking to progress your career in a short amount of time and need to learn German in the process, the German immersion course is incomparable in method and results. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, there are programmes suited to all levels, and we can find a course that fits your individual needs.