Germany is undoubtedly the dream destination for thousands of students; as it is an inexpensive and friendly country that accepts students from across the globe with no discrimination and extreme warmth. But when it comes to studying abroad, lots of thoughts, positive as well as negative, invades our mind. And especially when it comes to a non-English country, the anxiety gets its best. Leaving the warmth of your homeland and entering into a country whose language is completely different from the languages you have known, can give Goosebumps to any person. Being paranoid with these situations and ways to tackle is no new situation being a student.
If you are also a student who is going to stay in Germany for a few years for the advancement of your career, then unmistakably, you will find yourself in two possibilities. The first possibility is of obtaining a degree in the language you are most comfortable in, that is, in English. English is being accepted in more and more German Universities, along with new courses in English are being introduced regularly. With high increase in the number of international degree and exchange students, demand for subjects to be taught in English has also increased exponentially. Now comes the second possibility, the possibility of mastering the local German language and then applying for the specialization in the native language. With these possibilities comes the question of “what is best?” Even though the answer to this question depends completely on the student, their preference and point of view, yet we present here some pros and cons of pursuing your specialization in German language.
- Need of mastering a completely new language– Surely, never in your life you would have faced the need of learning German but to take a course solely in German language, you will have to not only learn it but master it to understand every concept of the program.
- Slow progress: To learn a new language and master it, you need time and time is the most crucial attribute while living in a foreign land. So, clearly you will be struggling more than your classmates to understand and excel in the class.
- An extra expense: To learn a new language you will have to expend some extra bucks apart from the course fee which can put an extra financial strain on your pocket.
- German courses are much cheaper: Taking an English course is much expensive than the German course. And if you compare the costs of these courses with the cost spent on taking German classes can be seen clearly.
- A new language never goes waste: German is a language that is widely spoken in other countries as well and if you plan on staying in the country it can come in handy.
- German helps you in communicating with the local public: You will be staying in Germany for a year or two and it’s not like you will be staying in your college campus 24×7, so it is important to be able to communicate in the local language as many locals don’t know the English language.
With all these pros and cons you can decide whether to choose your course in German or English. Byjus will be glad to help you in your GRE preparation journey. You can ask for any assistance related to GRE from us by just giving a missed call at 08039513255, or you can drop an SMS. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.