Why learn German?

Der Roman "Das Parfum" von Patrick Süskind Enlarge image (© dpa/PictureAllience) German is the language most spoken by native speakers in Europe.

German is one of three working languages in the European Union.

Namibia has strong economic links with the German speaking part of Europe. Many partners of Namibian companies are small and medium sized enterprises in Germany. Speaking German makes doing business with them easier.

The German media scene is the most diverse in Europe. Many radio and television programmes can be received in Namibia via satellite.

German universities offer wide-ranging opportunities for study.

By speaking German you can get to know Germany in depth:

history, culture, cities, religions  - but most importantly: the people!

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Goethe Centre Windhoek

Learn German at the Goethe Centre in Windhoek

Deutsch - Sprache der Ideen

Inspiring people to learn German

With the campaign “German – Language of Ideas” Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle aims to promote learning German as a foreign language abroad. Minister of State Pieper introduced the campaign at the Federal Foreign Office. German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. Nearly 15 million people speak and learn German as a foreign language. However, in recent years there has been a decline in the number of people learning German. Pieper called this trend an “alarming sign” that the German Government was determined to counter. After all, language was a foundation for establishing good relations between countries.

Jojo II-Telenovela

Deutsche Welle: New paths to learning German

On July 5, Deutsche Welle (DW) began season two of its telenovela for German learners: "Jojo sucht das Glück" (Jojo's Search for Happiness), which premiered at the International German Olympics (IDO) in Frankfurt.

Goethe-Schiller Denkmal in Weimar

What Goethe didn´t know ...

Eleven curious items from the world of the German language which even Germany’s most famous poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, would not have known. Source: Deutschland Magazin