"When I came to Germany,
I only spoke English -
but because the German language has adopted so many English words
I now speak fluent German!"
Surely Mr.Carrell is right, when he says that you can survive easily in Germany speaking English. However, you will not get to know and understand the German culture and life without learning German.
German is spoken by more than 120 million people worldwide and is one of the key languages of the European Union and thus the European economy. Finally, German is one of the most important cultural languages. Goethe, Mozart, Beethoven, Freud, Klimt and Einstein, spoke and wrote in German.
So maybe you would like to improve your German or maybe you would like to start learning it, perhaps you would simply like to meet with Germans. You have all of these options in Karlsruhe at KIT.
As a exchange student at KIT you have the opportunity to attend a three-week intensive German course before the start of the semester. For more information, contact the International Students Office.
Additionally, the Studienkolleg (only in German) offers German language courses at various levels during the semester for all KIT students.
The International Student Center offers a tandem-service. Here you will find a German partner, who teaches you German and who will be happy to talk to you in your native language in exchange.
The AK Erasmus has similar offers, such as the round table.
In addition, there are many private language schools in Karlsruhe.
So use your stay in Karlsruhe to learn German or improve your language skills.