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Is it worth learning German?

I'm a university student, planning to pursue my higher studies in Germany.Right now working on my English to get better. I heard from so many people that learning German is a must. So should I really need to get started learning German or just stick with English?  Will it make any difference? how long does it take to get fluent in German?

Mar 25, 2018 12:08 PM
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This question surprises me. How can you imagine to go to Germany to study and not learn German. Don’t you have any curiosity about the culture, the people who live there?

I really cannot understand this lack of willingness to discover something new.

If it’s not worthwhile to do the effort why don’t you go to any country where English is an official language?

March 26, 2018

Yes, usually German (C1 level) is needed.

March 26, 2018
To comment on the question" how long will it take to be fluent?"
I met people, who were surprisingly good after just 3 months, but I think those are rare. After a year dedicated learning you can be at a level where you could communicate at, B2. I also met people who lived in Germany for several years and still are stuck at level B2. It all depends on the time you can put into your studies, your access to useful material, your overall interest and ability of learning in general. 
March 29, 2018
I would suggest you follow both tracks: continue improving your English and start learning German (it will require time, so the sooner your start the better).
March 28, 2018
Even if your curriculum is in English, you still should have a working knowledge of German, because you will need it in everyday life - e.g. when shopping, opening a bank account, dealing with authorities, etc. And of course social life is much easier when you speak the local language.
March 26, 2018
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