Almost 100 million people worldwide speak German as their first language.
It is estimated that over 125 million people speak German as a second or third language.
German is the most widely spoken language in the EU and according to “Eurostat“, the second most frequent foreign language in the EU.
There’s no getting around it, German is a key language for commerce and trade, in certain sectors even more so than others, eg. European travel, car industry etc. After all, the German economy is the largest national economy in Europe and the fourth-largest by nominal GDP in the world.
It’s true, many German-speakers have an impressive command of the English language, but imagine the benefits if you can get your message through to them in their own language! An impressive advantage.