Learning German benefits the study of English.
According to research, studying German contributes more to the mastery of English than studying any other foreign language.
The vocabulary is similar to English. For instance, look at these German words:
* Arm, Auto, Ball, Finger, Hammer, Hand, Klasse, Lampe, Musik, Name, Radio, Ring, Telefon, and Winter.
It’s can help raise SAT scores compared to other languages.
Among students who study a foreign language, those who study German score highest on the verbal portion of the SAT, followed by those who take French, Latin, and Spanish.
Germany has strong economic ties with the U.S.
Over 1200 American companies have branches in Germany, including GM, Ford, Disney, McDonalds, and Kodak.
Germany’s economy is larger than that of all Spanish-speaking countries combined.
The direct investment by Germany in the United States is over ten billion dollars.
German heritage in America is strong!
More Americans can trace their roots back to Germany to a greater extent than to any other country.
Many persons of German descent helped to shape American culture. They include Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, Oscar Hammerstein, and Levi Strauss.
Many famous composers are German: Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms.
In science and technology, you’ll come across the work of Bunsen, Benz, Heisenberg, Gauß, Koch, Planck, Siemens, Wankel, Roentgen, and von Braun.