German Language Courses
German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic Indo-European language spoken predominantly in Central Europe. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the Italian region of South Tyrol, it is the most frequently spoken and official or co-official language. It is also a national language of Namibia and a co-official language of Luxembourg and Belgium. It also has a vocabulary that is quite similar to that of several North Germanic languages, such as Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. After English, German is the second most frequently spoken Germanic language.
German is one of the world's most widely spoken languages. Within the European Union, it is the most widely spoken native language. German is also commonly taught as a foreign language, particularly in continental Europe and the United States, where it is the third-most taught foreign language (after English and French). Philosophy, theology, science, and technology have all benefited from the language. It is the second most extensively used scientific language, as well as one of the most commonly used languages on the internet. With one-tenth of all books (including e-books) produced in German, the German-speaking nations are placed fifth in terms of yearly new book publication.