When we think of Germany, the first things that pop up in our mind are cars like BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen, German Bakery (although there is no connection!!) and the avid readers think of the “Diary of Anne Frank”. Ever wondered how nice it would be to read the work in original language that it was written in? Or for that matter to know how Mein Kampf sounds in the words of Hitler himself? Here are 10 compelling reasons for you to learn German
1) German as an Official Language
German is one of the official languages of the European Union and is widely understood and used in the European continent. It is the only official language of Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. It is one of the official languages of Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium. It is also recognized as a minor language in many countries.
2) Widely taught foreign language
German is one of the most taught foreign languages. In India many educational institutions offer German as an additional language in their curriculum.For students aspiring to pursue higher studies abroad it can be an added advantage to know the language in advance.
3) World class higher education in Germany
Higher education in Germany is highly recognized internationally. Most of the Universities have no tuition fees for higher education, which makes it all the more attractive to pursue education in Germany
4) Job opportunities in Germany
After completing post graduate degree in Germany, there are many job opportunities not only in the fields of Automobile or Mechanical Engineering but also in the Computer Science, Chemical and Electrical Engineering fields.
Also, many German companies are well renowned in the global market. Pune is a popular hub for many well-known German company setups. Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz to name a few.
5) Job opportunities in India
Many German companies have their manufacturing setups in India. Knowing the German language can help leverage one’s chances of getting hired as the job profile may involve interaction with the onsite teams based in Germany or looking into some documentation written in German.
6) Opportunities in hospitality industry
Being a widely spoken and understood language it is a plus to know this language to reach the German speaking tourists if you are in the hospitality industry or if your job involves interaction with business delegation
7) Translation jobs
Translation is another blooming field owing to increased cultural exchange and globalization. Translation of technical books, brochures, literary works of eminent authors like Goethe, Schiller are required in many
German Language can be a powerful ad on to your skills kitty and help you take your career or your knowledge up by a notch.