There are many reasons to learn German. Here at the International Private School Eurocolegio Casvi, we offer its learning as a curricular subject from 5th grade. It is taught in small groups with both bilingual and native German teachers.
Depending on the level of the students, our German teachers offer them the possibility of taking the Goethe Institute official exams, which are taken in our own school. All the students are pleased with the experience, as we can see in this video.
As writer Anna Funder said: ‘German describes things that have no name in English.’ Even though learning German can be difficult, it makes more sense than other languages like French or English. In fact, Goethe’s language is highly appreciated by academics. Developed over the centuries and in a constant evolution, German is used to describe situations or sensations like no other living language.
German for children
The advantages of learning a language like German from childhood are endless:
- A BOOMING LANGUAGE. The German language is fashionable. It is the most widely spoken language in Europe, by the number of native speakers. The German language is spoken in Austria, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, as well as in parts of Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. It is also the native language of many Eastern European countries. More than 100 million people speak it as their mother tongue, and more than 80 million people do so as a second language.
- JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE OPTIMAL. Austria has the lowest unemployment rate in eurozone countries; Switzerland is one of the richest countries with the best working conditions; ‘the engine of Europe’, Germany offers great employment opportunities to anyone who wants to work; and a sound command of German is an essential requirement to work in these countries. But not just in them. There are many German companies based in Spain or Latin countries, so having someone who masters the two languages is always an advantage for them.
- SPIRIT OF ACHIEVEMENT. The German language is not easy to learn, but when you manage to master a part of it, when you start to notice progress in your learning, you understand texts or conversations more easily and the feeling of personal satisfaction is unmatched. The German language is not learned overnight, but therein lies the challenge. That is why there is so much demand for professionals who speak it.
- TRAVEL WITHOUT LIMITS. With the mastery of the German language, you will be able to travel and surround yourself with people from not only Germany ;but also Austria and Switzerland. With them you will be able to immerse yourself in German culture, and get closer to their lifestyle and mentality. This will help you better understand their idiosyncrasies, enriching you as a person, and also as a professional. That’s why German is critical for children.
- FOR A BETTER TRAINING AND STUDIES. Undoubtedly, a good reason to learn the German language is the studies or training programs offered in German-speaking countries. Germany, for example, offers many scholarships and advantages to anyone who wants to do a degree at one of its universities. In addition, some of them also have a good reputation worldwide.
- SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. After English, the German language is the most widely used in the scientific and technological world. The great advances in research and R & D investment in German-speaking countries have made many scientists and researchers around the world go there to work.
- FOR THE CULTURE OF THE COUNTRY. German for children is also very important because since we were little, German culture has influenced us. Cinderella, the Bremen Musicians, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Rapunzel or Little Red Riding Hood are the stories which we have all gone to bed with… and they are all of German origin.