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.
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.