German is the mother tongue of about a 100 million Europeans and is spoken, according to estimates, by another 80 million people worldwide as a foreign language. It is the second most commonly used scientific language as well as the language of literary mastery and philosophy. Knowledge of German opens up a whole world of opportunities, for jobs in Germany as well as in multinational companies, for specialist vocations like tourism, where German-speaking tourists are the world’s biggest spenders, and for advanced research and studies.
Millions of people around the world are learning German as a foreign language and one of the main centres is the Goethe-Institut, with its headoffice in Munich. The Institute runs 129 centres across 80 countries, besides the 13 centres within Germany. From extensive to super-intensive courses, professional courses and distance learning programmes, there are diverse options of learning, improving and continuing with the practice and use of German in everyday life.
Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of German will increase your options. When you learn German you acquire a range of skills which can improve the quality of both your work and private life.
The Goethe-Instituts also known as Max Mueller Bhavans (MMBs) in India offer the best atmosphere for learning German. In addition to the standard courses for adults and teens, they also offer extensive courses or short term courses. Distance learning, blended learning as well as customised courses for companies are also on option.
“Schools: Partners for the Future” is an initiative of the Federal Foreign Office. It aims to build and develop a network of partner schools worldwide in order to encourage young people to take an interest in Germany and give children access to German language and education. In India, currently there are 51 schools participating in the initiative.
Germany boasts an extremely sophisticated and efficient publishing infrastructure that perfectly meets the needs of the entire reading public: people who read for pleasure, those with a thirst for knowledge, and academics and researchers.