Why should you learn German? There are many reasons for doing so, including:
German is a language spoken by 120 million people, or a quarter of all Europeans, as their native language.
German is the most commonly used language on the internet, after English. (Per capita there are more web addresses coming from Germany than any other county.)
German and English grammar are closely related. Therefore, learning German will also improve your English and increase your ACT and SAT scores.
Germany is a major force in the European Union, which is second only to the U.S. in world trade.
Germany is the fifth largest trading partner of the U.S. after Canada, Japan, Mexico and China.
More than 750 U.S. companies do business in Germany.
More than 1100 companies of German-speaking countries have subsidiaries in the U.S. (Daimler, Siemens, Bayer ...)
65% of the above businesses polled seek employees with German/English skills.
German is the second most common used language in the field of publications.
Many of the most revered composers, authors, and artists are from German-speaking countries.
Germany has been a major contributor to the current population of the United States and German-Americans have played an integral part in the history, language, sciences, arts and culture in the United States.