Suddenly Europe wants to learn German

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Says this article in begins with a bit of chatter about the Burj Khalifa, tall towers, the Tower of Babel, then to languages...and finally to German in the EU. What it says is this:

It is the debt-ridden Euro countries where people are driven to learn German. A total of 234 587 people from 93 countries attended German language courses in 2011 (note: this is probably just Goethe-Institut courses but not sure), with the greatest increases shown in Spain with 35 percent, Portugal with 20 percent, Italy with 14 percent and Greece with 10 percent.

It cheers these numbers, saying that when the Spaniards, Portuguese, Italians, Greeks etc. come to Germany to live and work, it shows that Germany is cool and multiculturalism works and the Euro has made it all possible.


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