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Is German language major really useless like what the graduates say? I've always considered about learning German.But they say that German native people can speak English very well,and German countires are a few so they don't need many German language major interpreters.So if anyone takes German as a major,he or she will hardly get a satisfying job which involves German language.Is that exactly true??
23 gen 2012 13:04
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"The Germans sell in English, but they buy in German." Danish proverb Every customer expects the product to be presented in his own language. Being able to speak the language of the target group have a big influence on successful marketing. Although nearly all Germans can make themselves understood in at least one foreign language (most of them in 2-3), they are averse to deal with important matters in English. The knowledge of foreign languages is valued highly in Germany. You can´t get a job at a German company without very good German language skills The advantage of (at least) bilingual employees to an export-oriented firm is obvious. Any company seeing a target market in Europe will be working to improve the language ability of its employees. German speakers are the biggest group of potential business partners in the European Union, forming around one third of the population. Also, the German language often plays a more important role than English in the developing markets in Central and Eastern Europe: German is an important language in many parts of Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia, the Ukraine, the Baltic states and the Czech Republic.
23 gennaio 2012
I speak German fairly well for a second language and I have considered it worthwhile. However, I must admit that I have been in very few situations outside Germany or Austria where the native German speaker did not also speak English. If you plan on being in Germany or a German-speaking country for any length of time, I'd say go ahead with your German, it will be worthwhile. However, iff you think you will be in China or someplace outside of Europe, you would be better off with English.
23 gennaio 2012
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