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Emily Hansen, Staff reporter

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Around the world spanish is the second-most widely spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese), with 400 million native speakers, and official status in a staggering 21 countries, spanning South, Central and North America, as well as Africa and Europe. But what about other languages that are dominating but no one really knows?

German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English. One of the major languages of the world, German is the first language of about 95 million people worldwide and the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. This language is more spoken in Europe then around the world. But everyone still turns to spanish because it is useful for the natives that come from mexico.

There are good reason why people should take German as well which are  German is easy to acquire, German is the language of inventors and innovators, German is an important language in academia, German is the gateway to a world-class higher education, Germany is an economic powerhouse, German companies are global market leaders, German has a big online presence, Germans are everywhere, German culture is part of the world heritage. Going into some detail of these reasons one is business. want to work for a business which is an international market leader in its field? Having German skills on your resume might be able to help you get in the door.

Germany is home to a large number of economic global players. Siemens, Volkswagen, Adidas and Lufthansa are globally recognized brands and corporations. The country also hosts some of the biggest international trade fairs including CeBIT, the world’s largest exhibition for information technology, as well as the IFA trade fair for consumer electronics.

Meanwhile the German capital Berlin is turning into a hub for innovative startups. Some go so far as to dub it “the Silicon Valley of Europe.” As a consequence, knowing German has the potential to greatly enhance your career opportunities.

Germany is the biggest economy within the European Union and the fourth largest worldwide. It is home to numerous international corporations and on the front line of new technologies.

While the schooling system in Germany is set up in a way that every German citizen knows at least some English, communicating with someone in their native tongue is a sign of good faith that is appreciated everywhere. Knowing the language of your German business partners can greatly improve your chances for effective communication and successful professional relationships. Everyone loves cheep education and want to work for people to earn money.  

The best part is at our school there is a teacher who teaches 4 years of German. her classes are always fun and full of new info.

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