German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. It is not only a language spoken by the residents of Germany, but also an official language for Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, and the native language of a great number of population in other parts of Europe.
While German and English both come from the Germanic language family, they share many similarities in vocabulary and grammar, giving English native speakers learning advantages.
In addition, the German language is the backbone of many developments in science, business, literature, theology, music, art and history. Therefore, studying the language provides a practical value in the professional setting as well as the access to original sources and cultural origins.