Facts about the German Language
German is one of the vital world languages -- the native tongue of Europe’s largest economy and 4th largest in the world; the language of Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart;Tokio Hotel, Schwarzenegger and Nowitzki; the most-translated language for written works; the second language of the internet; and the third most popular foreign language taught worldwide. German is the language of innovation – from the printing press, the automobile and blue jeans to toothpaste, aspirin, mp3 technology and Gummibären. You don’t need to be a Wunderkind to learn a little German – even Einstein was no Wunder as a Kind. German is good for every English-speaking Mensch – whether you are a Student, a Kindergartner, or just part of the Familie. At Waldsee, German is just a piece of Kuchen! Join us for one of our übercool German-speaking adventures.
Why learn German? Our DuTube video tells you here.
· Learning some German can help you communicate with more than 100 million people who speak German worldwide. It’s the native tongue of more Europeans than any other language.
· Learning German helps you understand English. German has become everyday English. We check the weather on the Doppler, we check temperature in Fahrenheit, and when your neighbor chokes on his Bratwurst, you give him the Heimlich. It’s wunderbar.
· A little German can help you meister your business. After all, it’s the Wirtschaft,dummkopf! Germany is the world’s Exportmeister. German companies employ 700,000 Americans.
· Without German, how could you understand Fussball, the most popular sport on planet Earth? TOOOORRRR!
· Germany, Austria and Switzerland are world-beaters in environmental innovation, energy efficiency and the global green economy. The Waldsee BioHaus is the first certified Passivhaus in North America, winner of the Minnesota Environmental Initiative Award.
· German connects you to your past. German-Americans are the single largest heritage group in the United States. Whether you want to explore your heritage, converse with grandma in her native tongue, or get an insider’s view of European history, Waldsee has what you need. You’ll learn words, phrases, and the history and traditions of German-speaking people as you immerse yourself in a fun, culturally-authentic environment.
· German prepares you for the future. Whether your interest is business, world affairs, science, engineering, nature and the environment or simply broadening your mind, knowing German is a great credential for any college application or job interview. And understanding another culture gives you an appreciation for new experiences that will last a lifetime.
·Waldsee is fun! From the moment you get your German “passport” and select your German name, you’ll enjoy every minute of your Waldsee experience. New games, new foods, new friends, and tons of care and attention from knowledgeable staff make learning German at Waldsee an experience you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
· German was the first language taught by Concordia Language Villages when the program started back in 1961. Known as Waldsee, German for “lake in the woods,” the German Language Village is the home of Café Einbeck and its famed coffee and croissants.