German is the most spoken language in Europe with over 120 million native speakers and Germany is the third largest economy in the world.  After English, German is the most important business language and there is an an increasing demand for speakers of German.  In many countries, Germans account for the largest percentage of tourists. A good knowledge of German is important in the tourist industry. German is the second most frequently used language in which to write a work of scientific research, especially engineering, chemistry and physics. Germany is a world leader in engineering, renewable energy, pharmaceutical and chemical industries and automobile production.

Career possibilities

German is a useful subject that can be combined with any other.  It is particularly useful for subject areas, such as business, physics, chemistry, engineering, tourism, car manufacturing, architecture, pharmaceuticals and primary teaching.