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So the German state wants us to learn German?


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Dylan2010

You might have heard the adverts on the radio recently offering the possibilities of subsidised third level education in Austria Germany and Switzerland. It appears to be some rolling campaign by the 3 countries which has finally hit Ireland. so apart from the dubious timing given that this counrty's primary job now is paying their banks back, is there any point to it? has anyone ever changed their subject choice based on some radio adverts? And apart some Applied Language students in DCU would any Irish people even be capable of studying in Germany or Austria?


That being said as a second language it does have a lot to offer and its a pity more Irish primary schools do not offer this language as a serious option outside of a couple of international schools in Dublin.


German Connects

Did you know that German

Is spoken by nearly 120 million people worldwide?
Is the most widely-spoken native language in Europe?
Is the second most widely-used native language within science?
Opens the door to low cost third level studies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland?
Is the language of Goethe, Schiller, Böll and Brecht, Rammstein and Lena, Siemens and BMW?


There are currently more than 1.000 job vacancies in Ireland for German speakers.
 

gerhard dengler

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You might have heard the adverts on the radio recently offering the possibilities of subsidised third level education in Austria Germany and Switzerland. It appears to be some rolling campaign by the 3 countries which has finally hit Ireland. so apart from the dubious timing given that this counrty's primary job now is paying their banks back, is there any point to it? has anyone ever changed their subject choice based on some radio adverts? And apart some Applied Language students in DCU would any Irish people even be capable of studying in Germany or Austria?


That being said as a second language it does have a lot to offer and its a pity more Irish primary schools do not offer this language as a serious option outside of a couple of international schools in Dublin.


German Connects
English is the only other language which is more widely spoken throughout mainland Europe.
Therefore it makes sense to try to learn the second most widely spoken European language.
 

EvotingMachine0197

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German is my favourite language. I think it sounds cool. I've tried to learn it many times but unfortunately still rubbish at it. I wish I'd done it in school and college instead of French. French sucks.
 

RobertW

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Makes sense to me.

One of the largest exporting countries in the world, population of 80 million, beautiful cities & women, fantastic multicultural society, cost of living lower, great beer, bratwürst and the best football league in the world. . to name just a few things.

What's there not to like?
 

Reck-less

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Makes sense to me.

One of the largest exporting countries in the world, population of 80 million, beautiful cities & women, fantastic multicultural society, cost of living lower, great beer, bratwürst and the best football league in the world. . to name just a few things.

What's there not to like?
Gun shops in train stations.
 

Analyzer

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It would be easier to just default.
 

seabhcan

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You might have heard the adverts on the radio recently offering the possibilities of subsidised third level education in Austria Germany
EU law already allows Irish people to study for free/cheap in German unis. So, nothing new here.

Would any Irish people even be capable of studying in Germany or Austria?
Yes, plenty would and some do. Many German unis offer a pre-degree year in German language for non-native speakers. Many thousands of foreigners move to Germany each year to attend their universities.

Many EU states promote their language in the other states. The Instituto Cervantes is connected with the Spanish gov and promotes Spanish language.

http://www.alliance-francaise.ie/ is funded by the French Embassy in Dublin.

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Ireland is the Italian version.
 
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Dylan2010

EU law already allows Irish people to study for free/cheap in German unis. So, nothing new here.



Yes, plenty would and some do. Many German unis offer a pre-degree year in German language for non-native speakers. Many thousands of foreigners move to Germany each year to attend their universities.
I actually think its a serious hedge for Irish students, Irish unis will fall behind over the next decade or two so a degree/masters from a major German university would be a serious leg up for students who want to study anything science or engineering based.
 

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I actually think its a serious hedge for Irish students, Irish unis will fall behind over the next decade or two so a degree/masters from a major German university would be a serious leg up for students who want to study anything science or engineering based.
Over the next decade or two Irish unis will be the top in Europe.
 

Reck-less

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I've never seen that on my frequent visits there.
I had occasion to be in Germany a couple of years ago (and I went to night classes to study a little German, beforehand). I knew my host would be unavailable for most of the day, and so I made my way from the Airport in Dusseldorf to the Central Station in Cologne (Köln) - I purchased my ticket in German.

When I arrived in Cologne I had to cross over to the other side of the road via an underpass. In the underpass was a mini shopping arcade, which consisted of a gun shop, an adult store, a bar and much more.

Although it was very early in the day, there was a guy completely out of it lying on the ground, with people just stepping over him. He had his head half-in / half-out of a locker.

I must say I found it a very seedy place indeed. That was my experience.
 
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