Germany has a rich cultural heritage.
Before the late 19th century, Germany was a collection of individual
fiefdoms and regions. This history is reflected in the country's
Why Should I Learn About
The reasons for learning about German
culture and German life are the
same as for learning the culture of any language group.
language and culture is useful to:
yourself more marketable at work by speaking a foreign language
you get around when on holiday.
What About Business?
Learning about German culture is also essential for those who travel to
Germany on business. There are many courses designed to help business
people learn cultural customs and language relating doing business in
Germany. These courses cover areas such as:
How Can I Learn About German
One of the best ways to learn about German culture is to travel in
Germany. Travel is a good way of learning about the cultural traditions
of cities as diverse as Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Berlin and many
others. These cities showcase aspects of German culture such as
museums, beer, wine and food festivals, theatre and music, and so on.
Another useful way of learning about
German culture is to study in Germany. Study in Germany allows students
to appreciate German culture from the inside. Not only will people
learn the German language from native speakers, but they will have the
chance to share social and cultural events with native speakers of
German. This is an excellent method of learning about German culture
What Do Courses In German
Courses in German culture will cover areas such as history, geography,
music, dance, literature and the arts in general. Other aspects of
German culture include food and drink. Studying German culture is a key
aspect of learning German, as language and culture go hand in hand.
Other Options For Learning
Another way of learning about German culture
is to take part in an
exchange program. This has the benefit of immersing the learner in the
German language in a home setting. This makes it easy to learn everyday
language for daily communication and provides an inside view of German
culture. Exchange programs can range from a few weeks to nearly a year.
Some students taking German in other countries find this a useful
addition to their language courses. Those students may choose to teach
their native language in return for the chance to live in and travel
Once you have learned about German
language and culture, you'll be ready to travel not just in Germany but
in countries such as Austria, Switzerland, and parts of the US and
South America where German is still spoken.