About 80 million people around the world speak German as a second language, which brings the total number of German speakers (of all dialects) to 200 million. In the U.S. it is the third most studied foreign language in colleges and universities after Spanish and French.
Speaking Standard German (Hochdeutsch) gives you access to the world of over 90 million native speakers, mostly in Germany and Austria. But learning German also opens the door to other dialects spoken in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg and by minority populations all across Europe. Worldwide, around 120 million people speak some form of German as their first language. Speaking German is useful beyond central Europe. Understanding the language makes it easier to start learning other Germanic languages like Dutch, Norwegian, Danishand Swedish.
Benefits of knowing German
For Further Study
|German is the language that is high in demand among the Indian students, as it is necessary to get admission into world class German universities. Learning German is not very difficult and a student can go from A1 to B1 level in a short period of 3 – 5 months with enough effort.|
|Traveling||Speaking even a little German gives you more autonomy when traveling. Get to know Germans in their own language, but get to explore the country on your terms.|
|Migration or Living Abroad||Germany is an affordable country to live for any student, as the cost of everyday life is not too expensive compared to other European countries.|
In The Classroom
|Classroom instruction with a teacher and other students is the most traditional approach to learning a language. Many people who are motivated to become fluent find that classes offer a good balance between language instruction and chance to listen and speak.|
|Private Tutor||Learning one-on-one with a tutor allows for a completely tailored learning experience and more opportunities to practice speaking. Compared to a classroom where the teacher has to split attention among groups. Private tutoring usually yields quicker results.|
|Online (one to one)||Online learning has made immense progress in the past several years and has become a viable alternative to more traditional forms of instruction. It’s becoming the norm for people with very little time but still want to make progress with their learning.|
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Proficiency Levels (as per CEFRL)
According to CEFR, there are 6 levels in German language i.e., A1&A2 (Beginner levels), B1 &B2 (Intermediate levels) and C1 &C2 (advanced levels). The proficiency exam for German language is called “Goethe-Zertifikat”. These exams are open exams and their results valid for life. These exams are conducted by Goethe Institute in collaboration with other important educational institutes situated in Germany.
|Beginner||A1||Introduction to German letters, alphabets, sounds & phonetics and pronunciation. Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and able to construct simple sentences. Introducing himself and others using simple sentences and able to respond. Understanding and responding to everyday queries like instruction, questions, short telephone messages, requests etc. Ability to fill basic information on forms while registering for courses / classes.|
|Elementary||A2||Can understand sentences and used expressions associated with topics directly related to his/her direct circumstances (e.g. personal information or information about his/her family, shopping, work, immediate surroundings).
Ability to extract and understand relevant information in a public announcement, broadcast, newspaper, radio etc.
Understand simple expressions and phrases on topics that is directly related to the person in question and his/her habits, life, routine, likes/dislikes. Ability to speak clearly and concisely about situations that involves direct or indirect exchange of information on simple topics.
Ability to describe about people, work, immediate environment, education and other topics related to personal needs in a concise manner.
|Intermediate||B1||Ability to write complex/compound texts with and without the help of dictionary on a given topics related to personal life, background, daily needs.
Expressing personal feelings about cause, reason, consequence etc.
Expressing orally and in writing about opinion, beliefs and suggestions related to personal likes/dislikes in controversial issues related to pollution, people, culture, education, unemployment, governments, politics etc.
Grammar: Active/passive voice, genitive forms and reported speech.
|Upper Intermediate||B2||Understanding and able to respond to ideas related to complex text on both concrete and abstract topics - technology, science, education etc.
Expressing and interacting fluently and spontaneously with peers and classmate without creating strain in understanding for either party involved.
Creating grammatically structured complex and detailed text on a wide range of topics with emphasis on explaining a viewpoint on a common or complicated issue.
Ability to use language effectively and flexible in social, academic and professional context.
Grammar: Using conjunction to link of ideas,explain cause, effects & consequences, giving opinion, advice, discussing advantages/benefits and disadvantages/short-comings about a topic of discussion.
GOETHE Exam in India
The German language proficiency test is international standardized tests that assess someone’s German proficiency whose native language is not German. Whether you are experienced or just starting to learn the language, you can prove your German skills by taking a language proficiency test, such as the Zertifikat Deutsch, TestDaF, DSH, TELC, ÖSD, or ÖIF.
Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD) is one of the German language proficiency tests that will ascertain your competency in speaking German (Deutsch). The Zertifikat test is highly supported by the Federal Government of Germany, and it’s designed according to the set-out guidelines of the CEFR. The test is performed in levels ranging from A1, which is for beginners, to C2 which is for advanced speakers of the language.
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