German is a West Germanic language, thus related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. It is one of the world’s major languages and the most widely spoken first language in the European Union.
Around the world, German is spoken by approximately 105 million native speakers and also by about 80 million non-native speakers. Standard German is widely taught in schools, universities and Goethe Institutes worldwide.
It is overall the third most learned language worldwide.
Where do they speak German?
German is spoken primarily in Germany (first language for more than 95% of the population), Austria (89%) and Switzerland (65%). The majority of the small population of Liechtenstein also speaks German.
Where did the German language come from?
The history of the language begins with the High German consonant shift during the migration period, separating Old High German dialects from Old Saxon.
As Germany was divided into many different states, the only force working for a unification or standardization of German during a period of several hundred years was the general preference of writers trying to write in a way that could be understood in the largest possible area.
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Learn German in Germany!
German Schools in Berlin
German Schools in other areas of Germany
- CDC Cologne – Carl Duisberg Centren
- CDC Munich – Carl Duisberg Centren
- CDC Radolfzell- Carl Duisberg Centren
- F+U Academy of Languages, Heidelberg
- IH – International House, Heidelberg
- Sprachschule zum Ehrstein, Freiburg
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