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The world of the German language - a short introduction

German is spoken by more than 120 million people in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and in parts of Belgium, Northern Italy and Eastern France. German is a key language in the European Union and the new economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Just imagine: every 10th book worldwide is published in German language.

Click on the countries to find out more on German courses in Austria and Germany!

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The following pages aim to give a short introduction to the German language. Find out fascinating German language facts, a short summery of important German grammar characteristics and German varieties or dialects.

Learning a foreign language is fun, but it has it pitfalls. Many of those can be avoided by taking the royal road to learning German and studying German directly where it is spoken especially in Austria and Germany themselves!

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