German from scratch!

Have you decided to learn German, but you don’t know where to begin? Or do you want to repeat the forgotten knowledge from school? Do you want to study by yourself in a quiet environment? Specially for you, online lessons for learning the German language were prepared.

So, what may the website offer you for your successful learning of German from scratch?

A popular self-study course for beginners is available for you in the form of online lessons. It covers the first two levels of learning the language and a bit more. No prior knowledge of German is required. All elements of the language will be given to you step-by-step. The most important thing you need is willingness to learn the German language. You may dislike so many voiceless sounds at first, but later you will get used to them. Doing exercises in the lessons is easy because there are special form to enter the text and keys with answers. In order to see an answer, hover over the key or press it with your finger (on mobiles): Key. Peeping at the answer is only allowed after you have completed the exercise. If there are any questions, you can ask them below the lesson in the form of a comment.

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Reasons to learn German

  • German is not difficult.
    You write as you hear, you just need to know a few combination of letters. You don’t even need to learn the alphabet because it is of Latin origin, the same as English. German and English have common roots, therefore, a lot of similarities, which will significantly help you with the learning process. Moreover, German lessons on the website are easy, so if you can’t learn them, well, congratulations, you are a very lazy person. *here is supposed to be a smiley of the sloth Flash, but there is none*
  • German is the most widely used mother tongue in the European Union.
    English, French and German - 3 official languages of the EU. In absolute numbers, German is second by frequency of usage. However, if to consider the native speakers, German comes first. A good knowledge of the language gives you around 100 mill. people for communication. Well, it’s not a billion, as with Chinese, but nevertheless :-)
  • German is the language of inventors and innovators.
    A high percentage of the most spectacular achievements relates to Germany where they were invented. More than 100 of Nobel prizes went to distinguished German scientists for their achievements in physics, medicine, chemistry, literature and other areas. And that’s not including Austria and Switzerland, 2 other main representatives of the German language. So if you want to add a Nobel prize to your resumé, learning the German language might be a good start. ;-) Well, at least you will be able to read their scientific works.
  • German is an important language in the scientific community.
    It is the second most used language in the world of science. One of the reasons for that is that German book market is the third-largest worldwide, right after the Chinese and English. Except for the fact that most of them are in German, and not many books are translated into other languages. That is why the knowledge of the German language is essential here.
  • German is a passport to a world-class higher education.
    Universities of Germany have an excellent international reputation. In 2011 the country ranked fourth in popularity among foreign students, more than 250 thousands of whom were enrolled in German schools. Furthermore, German system of higher education is famous for a high number of universities with very low tuition fees and even completely free. No wonder scientists and researchers are gathered there in crowds. Sounds like a good investment in the future.
  • Germany is a locomotive of European economy.
    German is not only an interesting choice for scientists but for business people as well. Germany is the largest economy of the European Union and the fourth worldwide. It’s a home for numerous international corporations, and this home has always been in the forefront of new technology. Communicating with someone in their own language has always been a sign of good manners, and using German with business partners can dramatically increase your chances for effective negotiations and successful professional relations.
  • German companies are global market leaders in their segment.
    Do you want to work in a company which is a world market leader? Knowledge of the German language can open that door for you. Germany is a home for a large number of strong economic players, like BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Siemens, Adidas, Hugo Boss, Lufthansa... And this is hardly all of them. In the meantime, Berlin is emerging as a centre for innovative startups. Some even call it the Silicon Valley of Europe. Therefore, knowledge of German holds tremendous potential for improving your career opportunities.
  • German also includes a huge online audience.
    You don’t need to meet all these 100 mill. people in real life. You can do it by lying on your favourite sofa. German websites constitute a huge part of Internet. Technically, the German domain .de is second most popular after .com. Second place on the whole Internet! Caaarl! Yeah, I’m pretty shocked myself. О_о
  • Germans are everywhere.
    Even if you are not going to visit a German-speaking country or not eager to follow Germans on the Internet, don’t worry: Germans will find you. If you travel enough, you may have already noticed this phenomenon. German citizens are the ones of the most insatiable travellers. That is with six weeks of annual leave OMG and a ton of money to spend OMG; you may run into these "poor" fellows at any place in the world. It’s only recently the palm of supremacy went to the tourists of China, before that Germans had always been the leaders. That is why even a little knowledge of the language can help you on the way.
  • German culture is a part of the world heritage.
    Despite the fact that Germans have the reputation of analysts and the fans of logic, the German-speaking world also includes the most brilliant minds in the fields of music, literature, art and philosophy. It’s the language of Goethe, Kafka, Brecht and Mann. It was the mother tongue of the composers: Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Beethoven and Wagner. The revolutionary philosophy was first written in German, when Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and Heidegger were only starting their creative activity. Learning the German language gives you an opportunity to appreciate the masterpieces of these creators in the original. Goethe’s "Faust" is alone worth a lot!
  • If none of these reasons apply to you, here is one more - Rammstein.