The German language is overall easier than the French language, in the pronunciation, grammar or vocabulary. We have more knowledge of the language than French students after the same time and we can converse better, which we tested on our excursion to Wien, where we could use our knowledge of the language and grammar. If you are worried about long German words, you don’t need to be afraid, because these long words are (almost every time) made out of shorter, logically composed words. For example the word „das Dreisternehotel“, which means „three-star hotel“, drei – three + der Stern – star + das Hotel – hotel.
The next benefit is that the German words are often similar to the English ones. Thus they are easier to learn and to remember than the French words. There are a lot of words in Czech, which are taken from German because, for a long time, a large German minority lived on our territory and German was spoken here for centuries, which can be proved by Brno dialect „Hantec“. You will also meet more German speaking people than French speaking people in the Czech Republic.
German can be used more than French around the Czech Republic because half of our neighboring states speaks German. Therefore the knowledge of the German language can be used for finding a job abroad or during a study – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering VUT offers so-called double degree, where half of the study takes place in the Czech Republic and the other half takes place at a university in Germany. One of the advantages of knowing the German language is the ability to communicate for example in a restaurant or hotel when traveling to German speaking countries. There is also a lot of high tech equipment for workshops and computing centers to be bought. Normal people can find some commodities here, which are higher quality and almost the same price, compared to those in the Czech Republic, for example, used cars.
At last, we have a German classroom, which is very colorfully equipped. It can offer a lot of German dictionaries, which you will abundantly use in lessons with Mrs. Kraft. There are interesting posters and student projects, which will entertain the students when they are bored, but of course, this doesn’t happen.
We definitely don’t regret choosing the German language and we feel sorry for French students.