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- German Courses
COMMUNICATION, BUSINESS AND CULTURE
German is spoken by more than 120 million people
in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and
in parts of Belgium, Northern Italy and Eastern France.
German is a key language in the European Union.
The EU, made up of 27 nations, transcends Europes east-west
divide and integrates emerging Eastern European countries in its
economic, political and cultural system. Learning German improves
your chances of success on the job market.
The language spoken in Austria is German. It is a correct and pure form of German, that is melodious and pleasant to the ear. At ActiLingua Academy you learn standard German according to a recognized curriculum. The course books you will work with are the same as those used in the best German schools.What is standard German?
Standard German is the "pure, dialect-free pronunciation of German" (Brockhaus).
The development of standard German:
The German used in Austria strongly resembles the German used
in Southern Germany. The differences are
often exaggerated and are considerably fewer than the linguistic
divergences in northern Germany. (See map)
Low German (Northern Germany): This region
did not take part in the second sound shift. It strongly derivates
from the German as used below the Benrath line (marked red)!