German is one of the ten most spoken languages in the world. Some 185 million people worldwide can speak German. You can still study in Germany even if you don’t know German, but having some knowledge of the language can make everyday life easier and help you make new contacts faster. Knowing a foreign language also looks great on a résumé. Nobody says that German is an easy language, but there are many ways to learn German – in a course, with a tandem partner or with German flatmates.