Why learn German?
With 100 million native speakers, German is the most commonly-spoken language in Europe. Around the world, 14.5 million people are learning German as a foreign language today. There are many good reasons for studying German, and a large number of resources, online and offline, to help you gain fluency in the language of Goethe, Gauß, and Grönemeyer.
With the campaign “German – Language of Ideas” Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle aims to promote learning German as a foreign language abroad. Minister of State Pieper introduced the campaign at the Federal Foreign Office. German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. Nearly 15 million people speak and learn German as a foreign language. However, in recent years there has been a decline in the number of people learning German. Pieper called this trend an “alarming sign” that the German Government was determined to counter. After all, language was a foundation for establishing good relations between countries.
Improve your German with Deutsche Welle's audio and video programs, which include language lessons for beginners, information about Germany and news in German.
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On July 5, Deutsche Welle (DW) began season two of its telenovela for German learners: "Jojo sucht das Glück" (Jojo's Search for Happiness), which premiered at the International German Olympics (IDO) in Frankfurt.
Telenovela Jojo II