The German language is one of the most widely spoken languages in Europe; as well as millions of other people who speak German globally. German is a second language taught in most educational institutions worldwide and is one of the twenty three official languages. English and French are the other two widely spoken languages. Now let's look at how do most people learn German.
Besides learning German as your second language at schools and other institutions, there are numerous very good courses available; on CD and DVD, as well as books. These methods are the most common when learning German.
There are many private teachers offering classes after working hours; and in my opinion this is an excellent way to learn because you are interacting in direct German conversation with your colleagues as well as your teacher.
If you browse online you will find many interactive German courses available. Beginners; intermediate and advanced courses are offered. There are sites that you can log into and actually have conversations with German speaking people; who assist you with conversation and grammar.
There are complete courses which come with CD's and books to help you pronounce the words correctly. If you are fortunate in speaking Dutch or Afrikaans then learning the German language is far easier than if you were Spanish speaking. Besides learning online you can order many of the courses offered and the companies will deliver or ship the courses to you.
Many people learn German using interactive audio courses; which illustrate step by step grammar from beginners to an advanced stage. No matter if you are new to the language and have never spoken German, most of these courses will have you speaking some German within a week.
The younger generations are volunteering to stay with German families and learn the language by interacting daily with the family, who don't speak the student's mother tongue. This is probably one of the best and quickest methods of learning any foreign language. And this is how many people learn to speak German. Next: Follow the links below to read more about learning German.