With a place in the Guinness Book of Records as one amongst the 10 most spoken languages in the world, the significance of German language is but apparent. It is the second widely spoken language in the European Union with over 120 million speakers. In 42 countries there are more than 7.5 million people who belong to a German-speaking minority. Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) recognizes A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 as the levels a non-Germanic speaker can be graded, with A1 as the certification for a basic language user and C2 for a fluent user.
As German is derived from the Indo-European language family, there are many similarities with English, Dutch and Swedish languages. Moreover, many German words have English equivalents in terms of pronunciation and therefore, if you know English, it will definitely help you learn German easily. But German has about eight times as many words, about 5.3 million words, as there is in English, and one-third of that has come in the last 100 years. Nonetheless, most of these words are not used in everyday life. Come, learn and share the enlighten experience with Medcity International Academy.