Have you ever thought of studying German?
Modern Languages Department
- German Section -
St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, NS Canada
Tel: (902) 867-5172
"A man who does not know foreign language is ignorant of his own."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
GERMAN at StFX
The German courses are designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of German language and culture skills.
Our courses provide them with basic communication skills to allow them to understand, speak and read on a basic level in contemporary situations.
At StFX we expose our student to the wide range of German culture and language
- Through our Annual German Day at StFX with speakers from a wide range of expertise (Nova Scotia Symphony, SAP, BMW, Faber Castell, Georgetown University, Stuttgart University, Marine Biology, Mercedes- Benz, Porsche….)
- our annual study trip to Berlin or Stuttgart
- our active German Society that organizes extracurricular activities like film nights, Octoberfest, lectures
- “Kaffee und Kuchen” our weekly conversation classes
Many of you are probably asking yourselves „why learn German?“ “Why not learn French or Italian?“ When one looks at the facts, it becomes apparent the question should in actual fact be „why not learn German?“
German is the most spoken language in Europe. It is spoken in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Luxembourg. There are therefore many opportunities for German speakers to find work or a place to live.
The German language is well represented in both written texts and on the Internet. One in ten books that are produced today are in German. Also, after .com, .de is the most used Internet domain in the world. Hence knowing German would be practical.
For business students it might be useful to know that Germany has the third largest economy in the world, and the largest in Europe. Job opportunities should therefore not be hard to come by.
Historically speaking, Germans are inventors. With prominent names such as Einstein, Hertz or Gütenberg, Germany should be on the top of science students lists when it comes to looking for work. Today Germany is one of the world leaders in research and development and would also be a prime location for IS students.
Germany is therefore not only a language of the past, but one of the future.
2010 - 2011