Why Learn German

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  • Learning some German can help you communicate with more than 100 million people who speak German worldwide. It’s the native tongue of Europe’s largest economy and of more Europeans than any other language.
     
  • German is one of the vital world languages—the native tongue of Europe’s largest economy and fourth largest in the world; the language of Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart, Tokio Hotel, Angela Merkel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dirk Nowitzki and U.S. National Soccer Team coach Jürgen Klinsmann. German is the most-translated language for written works; the second language of the internet; and the third most popular foreign language taught worldwide.
     
  • Learning German helps you understand 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, Swiss and Austrian companies employ more than a million 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. Waldsee Science Day Camp is a hoot. In our STEM-Deutsch program you can learn science, technology, engineering and math skills while earning a year of high school credit in German. It’s unbeatable.
     
  • 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. English is a must, but German is a plus. It’s your best second major. Whatever your interest, German is a great credential for any college application, your ticket to amazing European adventures, or your door to a job interview. Understanding another culture expands your Weltanschauung –your world view. It’s like acquiring peripheral vision. Übercool.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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 German-speaking adventures.