Considerable interest in learning German

Herbsttagung des Schulleitungsverbandes

Herbsttagung des Schulleitungsverbandes, © dpa


German is the most widely spoken language in Europe, with 100 million native speakers. Around 15.4 million people are currently learning German as a foreign language around the world, mostly in Europe. Poland, which has 2.28 German learners, is top of the league.

German is largely learned as a second foreign language, in the vast majority of cases it is studied by school pupils. Anchoring multilingualism in education systems is thus a key prerequisite to promoting German as a foreign language abroad, as well as for linguistic diversity in general.

Language projects span generations and need continuous long-term investment. The various initiatives and measures within the scope of cultural relations and education policy underpin this approach. Around 315 million euro is currently being made available each year for the promotion of the German language abroad, primarily at German schools abroad, universities and in adult education.

The main cooperation partner of the German Federal Foreign Office in the field of the promotion of the German language is the Goethe Institut.

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Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of German will increase your options. When you learn German you acquire a range of skills which can improve the quality of both your work and private life. The Goethe-Institut Ghana offers German courses from A1 to C2.

Goethe Institut in Accra

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