So, you think knowing German has little relevance in today’s society.
Take a look at these facts:
Why is this information important to me?
In all these firms, here a need for workers with an understanding of both languages and of the differences between the two cultures. Knowledge of German not only increases your opportunities on the job market, but often is a significant factor in advancement within a company. Travel agencies, tour companies, hotels, airlines and car rental agencies whose employees can communicate in Germans will compete better for their business. Is it surprising, then, that in Cameroon, German is second only to English? In Nigeria it is reported that 250,000 students study German, and that 68% of Japanese students study the language.
Do you want to increase your “cultural competence” in the global marketplace? STUDY GERMAN!
There are substantial intellectual benefits in learning German. Some of the most admired filmmakers of the 20th century ” Fritz Lang and Rainer Werner Fassbinder ” have come from the German-speaking world. In the field of literature, authors such as Kafka, Brecht, Thomas Mann have played a crucial role. In philosophy, the contributions of Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche are difficult to exaggerate. Others like Freud, Marx and Einstein have had profound implications on how we view our worldand ourselves today.
German at NCCU
NCCU’s German language classes offers an interdisciplinary approach and draw on a wide range of German-language materials and cultural events including art, literature, film, theater, classical and popular music, television, press, food and the world-wide web. The minor in German at NCCU is particularly suited to students wishing to combine interests in German language and culture with intensive study in other academic disciplines such as History, Communications and English.