German language is taught in English


German is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and (co-)official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein; it is also an official, but not majority language of Luxembourg. Major languages which are most similar to German include other members of the West Germanic language branch, such as Afrikaans, Dutch, and English. It is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.

 One of the major languages of the world, German is the first language of about 95 million people worldwide and the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. German derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.

Like French and Spanish, German has become a classic second foreign language in the western world, as English (Spanish in the US) is well established as first foreign language.

German is a fusional language with a moderate degree of inflection, with three grammatical genders; as such, there can be a large number of words derived from the same root.