GERMAN LANGUAGE FACTS

Today German is spoken by more than 100 million people. There are two principal divisions of the German language: High German, or Hochdeutsch, and Low German, or Plattdeutsch. One of the most striking differences between them is the result of a consonant shift (usually referred to as the second, or High German, sound shift) that took place before the 8th cent.

German a Germanic language, is a member of the Indo-European language family. At some time during the disintegration of the Indo-European Community a group of tribes made their way to north-west Europe and there developed a Bronze Age Culture probably around 2 000 BC. Instruction in the German language is supported on all continents, with the emphasis on the EU and those nations aspiring to become members of it. As European integration continues, ever greater importance is attached to competence in foreign languages. In Germany, teaching foreign languages is accorded great importance, and it is equally in Germany’s interest that the teaching of German as a foreign language is treated in a similar vein in our EU partner nations.

German Language History

German Language History

German is one of the large group of Indo-Germanic languages, and within this group is one of the Germanic languages, related to Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, Dutch, as well as to English. At the end of the Middle Ages there were a large number of regional written languages.
German Statistics

German Statistics

The German language, directly behind English is the second most popular Germanic language spoken today. Along with its extensive use as a second language.
The German Flag

The German Flag

The first flag of Germany was adopted in 1848, at the time when Germany's feudal states were in the process of trying to unite. Although the union never occurred, a flag comprising equal widths of black, red, and gold was established.


German Courses

German in Germany

German in Germany

Germany - romantic landscapes, enchanting castles, cosmopolitan cities, colourful festivals and friendly people.

German in Austria

German in Austria

Vienna - by many considered to be the cultural capital of Europe - is a modern metropolis with unique atmosphere and considerable charm.

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