Why Study German?
Learning a foreign language will open new opportunities to you: studying abroad, employment options, and learning about cultures other than your own. Studying foreign languages can change your life. The University of Kansas offers foreign language study in 40 languages, but here are some key reasons why you should study German:
German is a Critical Language
Germany’s central location in Europe and strong economy make it vital in today’s world. The rich history of the German language and culture – including the culture of Austria and German-speaking Switzerland – make it central to understanding the past and shaping the future.
Studying German Can Enhance Your Career
Did you know that knowledge of German can give you an average salary boost of 4%, compared with a 2% boost for knowledge of Spanish?
You will explore German Culture
With knowledge of German, you will not only learn to read German literature in the original language, but access a wide range of sources for studies in a wide range of fields, including art history, philosophy, music, photography, graphic arts, design, theater, film, dance, music, and architecture. Germany is home to more than 3,000 museums, which are visited by more than 100 million people each year.
Other Sources: Goethe Institut