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Why study German for GCSE?. The Importance of Languages. How many languages are spoken throughout the world? 100 200 300 More than 500. Just over 6,500. The Importance of Languages. In London, more than 300 languages are spoken at home. The Importance of Languages.

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The importance of languages
The Importance of Languages

  • How many languages are spoken throughout the world?

  • 100

  • 200

  • 300

  • More than 500

Just over 6,500


The Importance of Languages

In London, more than 300 languages are spoken at home.


The importance of languages1
The Importance of Languages

  • The proportion of the world which does not speak English as its first language is:-

  • 1%

  • 25%

  • 74%

  • 94%

94%



The importance of languages2
The Importance of Languages

Our planet has over 6 billion people who speak between 6000 and 7000 different languages

  • Only 6% of the world’s population are native English speakers?

  • 75% of the world’s population speak no English at all?


How many uk companies are losing business because of language barriers
How many UK companies are losing business because of language barriers?

  • 1 out of every 100

  • 1 out of every 50

  • 1 out of every 5

1 out of every 5


What percentage of employers are looking for school leavers with language skills
What percentage of employers are looking for school-leavers with language skills?

a) 10%

b) 25%

c) 50%

d) 74%

74%


Languages take you further
Languages take you further with language skills?

  • Some universities now require a language GCSE for degree courses in English, History and Law

  • A GCSE in a language will help you get into university.

  • You will need a GCSE in a language to be awarded the English Baccalaureate


How will studying languages help you
How will studying languages help you? with language skills?

  • It will increase your job opportunities

  • With the growth of the European Union, there is a much greater need for people who have a foreign language.

  • 60% of all UK trade is with non English-speaking countries


People who can speak another with language skills?

language earn on average 20%

more than people who do not


Did you know? with language skills?

  • 86% of the UK’s richest under 30s speak a foreign language.


Why should i learn a language

improves with language skills? your communication skills

  • enhances your memory& creativity

  • boosts brain power

  • helps give you confidence.

  • widens your career / job options.

Why should I learn a language?


  • gives you a wider with language skills? understanding of world affairs & improves international relations

  • makes travellingeasier and more

    enjoyable.

  • helps you make friends in new countries

  • shows you are open minded and tolerant.


  • Being able to speak a language with language skills? demonstrates to employers that the candidate has skills or has worked hard to absorb and memorise information [vocabulary], apply rules [grammar], be adaptable and communicate clearly.

  • In most careers nowadays language abilities are highly valued and there is a particularshortageof people with languagesin Engineering and Finance.


WHY GERMAN? with language skills?



German is the most commonly spoken language in europe

  • with with language skills? more than100 million speakerscommunicating worldwide.

German is the most commonly spoken language in Europe


It is an official language in

  • Germany with language skills?

  • Austria

  • Switzerland

  • Luxembourg

  • and Liechtenstein

It is an official language in


German also plays an important role as a foreign language

In with language skills? Central and Eastern Europe.

German also plays an important role as a foreign language


It is the 3rd most popular foreign language taught worldwide

  • and the with language skills? second most popular in Europe after English.

It is the3rd most popular foreign languagetaught worldwide


Germany has the largest economy in europe
Germany has with language skills? the largest economy in Europe


And the fourth largest in the world
and with language skills? the fourth largest inthe world

(after the USA, Japan and China).


As a nation committed to research and development

  • Germans are on the with language skills? frontline of new technologies and home to numerous international corporations

  • from cars

As a nation committed to research and development



If you learn german you could be part of the world of

  • Car-making with language skills?

  • mechanical, electrical and precision engineering

  • chemicals

  • environmental technology

  • optics

  • medical technology

If you learn German, you could be part of the world of:


  • biotech with language skills? and genetic engineering

  • nanotechnology

  • aerospace

  • logistics



German speakers are highly sought after by British with language skills? employers.Witha knowledge of German, you improve your employment opportunities.


German companies account for over 315 000 jobs in the uk

  • They are especially strong in with language skills? manufacturing in South East England and the Midlands.

  • The leading Germanbankingand insurancecompanies have

  • their offices in the City of London.

German companies account for over 315,000 jobs in the UK.


German ranks as the second most frequently used language on the internet after english

  • With with language skills? 8 million Internet domains, Germany's top-level country domain .de is second only to the extension .com.

German ranks as the second most frequently used language on the internet after English


Knowledge of german is often required in the fields of publishing and research

as important research is often published in German books and professional journals.

∙German is the second most commonly used scientific language after English.

Knowledge of German is often required in the fields of publishing and research


Learning german is fun not as hard as you think

English speakers usually find German quite easy to pronounce, as both languages share common linguistic roots.

German and English both evolved from the common ancestor language, Germanic.

Learning German is fun & not as hard as you think!


They share thousands of the same word origins

  • e.g pronounce, as Sommer

Vater

Mutter

Haus

They share thousands of the same word origins

Apfel


Why learn German? pronounce, as

  • German is the most wanted foreign language by UK companies

  • German is the second most commonly used scientific language

  • Germany is the largest exporter in the world

  • One out of every ten books in the world is written in German


Within the European Union, more Europeans are native speakers of Germanthan any other language

  • German is spoken by more than 120 million people in:

  • Austria, Germany, Liechenstein,

  • Luxembourg, Switzerland

  • Parts of Belgium, Northern Italy and Eastern Europe


Celebrity germanists
Celebrity speakers of GermanGermanists


Daniel craig german
Daniel Craig speakers of GermanGerman


Leonardo dicaprio german
Leonardo speakers of GermanDiCaprio German


Renee zellweiger german
Renee speakers of GermanZellweigerGerman


Sophie raworth french and german
Sophie speakers of GermanRaworthFrench and German


Eddie izzard french and german
Eddie Izzard speakers of GermanFrench and German


Paul mccartney german and spanish
Paul McCartney speakers of GermanGerman and Spanish


Paula radcliffe french and german
Paula Radcliffe speakers of GermanFrench and German


Natalie portman french german spanish japanese and hebrew
Natalie Portman speakers of GermanFrench, German, Spanish, Japanese and Hebrew


Christopher lee french german italian spanish russian greek and swedish
Christopher Lee speakers of GermanFrench, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Greek and Swedish


Arsene wenger english german italian japanese and spanish
Arsene speakers of German WengerEnglish, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish


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