Why learn German?
It is never too late to learn a new language! Here are some of the many opportunities available to help you, your children, or others begin or continue learning the German language. In addition, students of German usually also learn more about the cultures of German-speaking countries.
German is the second foreign language in the European Union (EU) and when it comes to the 90 million people whose mother tongue is German, it is actually in first place. It is also officially recognised as a minority language in eight countries
Does this then mean we should not worry about the status of the German language in Europe? The answer unfortunately is - yes, we should be concerned, as the German language plays only a minor role in the institutions of the EU.
German – A Language Learned all over the World, but firmly rooted in Europe
Deutsche Welle online courses
With the free German courses from Deutsche Welle, you can choose the learning style that suits you best: e-learning at the computer, with short videos, audio courses or podcasts, or with texts and worksheets you can print out. Select from courses for beginners, intermediate learners, and advanced learners. German language teachers are welcome to use our multimedia material in their lessons. The Course Finder helps you choose the best format for each level.
Learn German in Malta
The German-Maltese Circle is recognised as an institution for further education. Its courses in the German language are run under the auspices of the Goethe Institute from whom the Circle holds a Teaching Commission with Examinations Licence. The German-Maltese Circle is the only approved centre in Malta for the holding of all Goethe Institute examinations.
Learn German at the University of Malta - for registered students only
The University of Malta offers its students German language courses in their premises.
University of Malta
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. The DAAD currently provides financial support to more than 55,000 individuals every year by offering funding to students, researchers, and academics worldwide. The DAAD also actively promotes Germany as an international study and research destination, and plays a major role in promoting the German language at higher education level worldwide. In 2013, the DAAD offered sponsorships to 41 Maltese students to go studying in Germany and to 154 German students to go studying in Malta.
DAAD in Malta
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. The Goethe-Institut conveys a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life.