German is a Western Germanic language mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol, the German-speaking Community of Belgium and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg.
Its history, as a language distinct from other Western Germanic languages, begins in the High Middle Ages, during the second consonantal mutation.
Nowadays, its speakers, called “German-speakers”, are mainly distributed, with nearly 100 million speakers, in Europe, which makes their language the most spoken in the European Union (EU).
German has a reputation for a difficult language, complicated grammar. It is true that with its three genres (masculine, feminine and neutral), its four declensions and its rejected verbs at the end of the sentence, there is something to be afraid of.
In fact, German is not a particularly difficult language. His pronunciation is extremely simple, because phonetic: just read a word to know how it is pronounced, the opposite of English! Grammar is not easy, but once assimilated, it is a great logic and has very few exceptions.
German also has the advantage of being a Germanic language. If you already speak English, you will notice that a large part of the lexicon is similar. For example, “garden” means garden in English and Garten in German, fire / Feuer (fire), drink / trinken (drink), etc.
German is a beautiful language, which gave birth to a great tradition of literature, music and poetry.
To convince you, here are some good reasons to learn German:
German is one of LVTI’s specialist languages. LVTI offers training for all levels of language for German. For more information, please contact a center or our contact form.
To learn the German language at LVTI, you do not need to have a prerequisite for that language. Especially for the advanced levels, LVTI evaluated you to determine your current level to tell you the next level to learn.
The complete list of courses available for this language