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Why German is an important language to learn

Have you ever considered studying the German language? Here are some reasons why studying German is a good idea!

1- German and English have many things in common.

The West-Germanic language is the mother language of many modern and widely spoken languages, such as English and Dutch. If you are a native English speaker, German will be easy to learn as both languages have a lot of vocabulary in common. Some examples are ‘Good morning’ and ‘Guten Morgen’, ‘football’ and ‘Fussball’ or ‘book’ and ‘Buch’. 

If your native language does not have West-Germanic roots, do not worry! There are more reasons why German is one of the most important languages to study.

2- German is very useful if you are traveling in Europe.

As mentioned earlier, many West-European languages have German roots, which means that the German language is very popular in Europe.

In fact, German is the second most spoken language in Europe (after English) and the most spoken ‘native’ language in Europe. Around 92 million people are native German speakers and approximately 220 million people can speak German worldwide. Moreover, German is also extremely popular worldwide: it is in the top 3 most learned languages.

German is the official native language in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. German is also widely spoken in Switzerland. Countries surrounding Germany, such as The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg and Hungary, use German as a second/third language.

For travelers who are looking for their next winter-sports destination, here are some good news! Most winter-sports resorts have German-speaking employees and trainers.

3- Studying in Germany is FREE!

Most universities in Germany are free. What is better is the excellent reputation German universities have. Germany is one of the most popular countries to go for studying abroad. Approximately 250.000 students go to Germany to study at their universities every year.

If you are interested in studying science at one of the best universities in the world, Germany is the place to go. Some of the famous scientists are from Germany.

4- Good career opportunities 

We all know that speaking multiple languages is extremely important for a successful career. Being able to speak German might give you good career opportunities in different fields.

Big companies like Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz and Adidas are German. If you are interested in working for one of the biggest and widely recognised brands in the world, then studying German should be on your to-do list

Do you prefer being your own boss and starting your own company? Germany is a great place for entrepreneurs and innovators. So, if you are looking to start a successful career, start by learning German.

 

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French language lessons

French language: Baguette vs Reality

“Baguette, Paris, c’est la vie, j’adore la France!”, “Montmatre, le Louuuvre, le fromage, comme ci comme ca… “ Those are the word sand expressions that I keep earing all the time from foreigners. But the French language is way more than that.

Let’s go back really briefly in history. French was born 2000 years ago before JC in La Gaule known now as France. The French language derives from the Celtic, Latine and Greek languages.  In the 9th century different dialects started to emerge in France but it is only in the 13th century that a specific language has appeared. Over the centuries, the name of the language as evolved from Francien (middle age period) to Francois (13th) and finally Francais during the 15th century.

Nowadays, the French language contains more than 33 different sounds, 140 ways to write them with only 23 letters … And rumours has it that to be consider fluent in French you are supposed to know 500 different grammar rules. No worries, I am French, I studied Literature in High-school and I may know 50 of them…

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Spanish speaking countries

The importance of learning Spanish

In the world, there are currently almost 500 million people who speak Spanish with their mother tongue and many others who are learning it or who speak it with a second language. Here are some reasons why you should learn Spanish:

  1. Spanish is the language in which more than 20 countries in the world communicate. And is that in addition to Spain, which is the country where the language was born, is spoken in all the countries of Central and South America, except Brazil.

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Language Learning Tips for Beginners

10 places to visit in The Netherlands

Have you ever been to the Netherlands? The country is known as one of the smallest in the world. It is also a very understated country. In this article, we would like to give you a small impression about The Netherlands by showing 10 very nice places.

I am sure you have ever heard about the country with all the mills where everyone should wear clogs, ahum, the Dutch cheese and all the fields filled with tulips.

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Social Language Learning in Chicha Restaurant, Liverpool

A new social language learning experience in Liverpool

Hi Language Lovers, Hola People is about to start a new type of Social Language Learning, over a glass of Sangria in one of the coolest restaurants of Liverpool, Chicha Restaurant (55 Bold Street, L1 4EU), specialised in Peruvian cuisine.

The main objective of our events is to offer a great experience to everyone who wants to practice and improve languages.

How does this new programme work?

The activity will be held weekly and will consist of:

  • 50 min – Language lesson
  • 20 min – Break where you will be invited to have a sangria (or another drink of your choice) and snacks
  • 50 min – Language lesson

Total duration per session: 2 hours

The lessons (delivered by native teachers) are academic but mostly focus on conversation, and will include games and fun activities.

The languages that are available at the moment are Spanish – German – Italian – French – English.
If you would like to learn another language please let us know, we may be able to organise it for you.

It will start the week of 9th and 15th October, and it will last 4 to 10 weeks, finishing the week of 11th and 17th December, just before Christmas.

If you want to know more and are maybe interested in taking part in it, you can find more detailed information and a form to register in this link: languagessangria.holapeople.co.uk

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Social Language Learning improves confidence

Fear of socialising?

Can you talk with a person you just met? Are there awkward silences? Do you not know what to say? We are people and we all have fears and many times the fears can be present when we are in front of people that we have just met. There are people who open up less and some who open up more, but why does this happen?

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