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The German language is often labeled as a very difficult language to learn.
The German language is often labeled as a very difficult language to learn. Although German is not a Romance language like some of its European neighbors, there are many benefits and unexpected surprises learning this seemingly challenging language. For instance, it’s not as difficult as you might think.
Speaking of practicality, Germans are world-renowned in areas such as physics, engineering and chemistry. German scientists have won well over a hundred Nobel Prizes, second only to the United Kingdom and the United States. The most notable Nobel Prize winner? A German scientist named Albert Einstein. These achievements mean there are many important scientific texts and discoveries involved with the German language.
The first records of the German language began as early as the 6th century. Though vastly different than what it spoken today, early German was influenced by northern European regions such as Denmark. Interestingly, old German is a direct descendant of the English language. Several hundred years ago they branched off into different directions, but you can still see some English words in German texts and in everyday conversation.
One of the most surprising characteristics of the German language is the variety of regional dialects. Northern Germans who speak Plattdüütsch can hardly understand the Southern Germans who often speak the Bavarian dialect. Eastern Germans speak the Upper Saxon dialect, but not to be confused with Berliners who speak Berlinerisch! Due to different tones and pronunciation, native Germans know exactly where you hail from anywhere in Germany. If you’re learning German as a non-native however, most German schools will be teaching you Standard German, which is generally found in the media, the news and educational studies.
German may be complicated, but it is well worth the effort. With over 90 million people speaking German as a first language, paired with Germany’s growing economy, the German language is a valuable tool for history, business, and scientific discoveries.
Based in some of Germany’s most interesting cities, our German courses inspire and motivate you to learn German easily and to experience and enjoy the local culture.
The TestDaF exam is a nation-wide, standardized test for German as a Foreign Language in the university context and is recognized all over Germany! TANDEM schools in Germany prepare you best for your TestDaF exam! You are going to practice all required language skills in our courses using several mock exams. You will get to know the various types of tasks and train your aptitude and strategies for the examination. We simulate realistic exam situations, advise you with regards to the progress you make, and give you valuable hints for mastering the tasks.
During July and August, TANDEM schools in Germany offer summer courses for language students from all over the world. In small groups of 10 – 15 participants, the four essential skills of language learning are practiced: listening, reading, writing and especially speaking. All schools offer a wide range of cultural and leisure activities during these summer courses.
Our TANDEM schools in Germany also invite you to participate in teacher training courses. The courses are aimed at European trainers and other experts in the field of higher education for adults, especially targeting German as a foreign language, or those who want to update their knowledge about current learning strategies.
One country, two or three cities, one great experience. From Hamburg to Munich, from Frankfurt to Berlin or from Cologne into rural Germany. Book a German combination course and learn so much more about Germans and Germany. The TANDEM language schools in Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, Bielefeld, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Cologne and Munich are offering you our TANDEM– Deutschlandreise! Start your language sojourn in the city of your choice and continue your course in another place.