If you’re learning German, you’re not alone. There are 15.4 million people learning it with you.
German is the world’s 10th most spoken language. But if we rank the world’s languages in order of their economic impact (i.e. their GNP) German comes in fourth worldwide after English, Chinese and Spanish.
Additionally, the number of people learning German has increased for the first time in fifteen years. Europe continues to be the biggest home of German language learners, with 9.4 million students, and with countries such as Poland and France producing nearly 4 million learners between them! But according to a study done in 2015 (the next study is due in 2020) German has seen an increase in learners in countries such as Brazil, China and India as well.