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Organisations The use and learning of the German language are promoted by a number of organisations.

Goethe-Institut

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The government-backed Goethe-Institut{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> (named after the famous German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) aims to enhance the knowledge of German culture and language within Europe and the rest of the world. This is done by holding exhibitions and conferences with German-related themes, and providing training and guidance in the learning and use of the German language. For example, the Goethe-Institut{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} teaches the Goethe-Zertifikat{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} German language qualification.

Verein Deutsche Sprache

The Dortmund-based Verein Deutsche Sprache (VDS){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, which was founded in 1997, supports the German language and is the largest language association of citizens in the world. The VDS has more than thirty-five thousand members in over seventy countries. Its founder, statistics professor Dr. Walter Krämer, has remained chairperson of the association from its beginnings.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Deutsche Welle

{{#invoke:main|main}} The German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} is the equivalent of the British BBC World Service and provides radio and television broadcasts in German and 30 other languages across the globe.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Its German language services are tailored for German language learners by being spoken at slow speed. Deutsche Welle{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} also provides an e-learning website to learn German.


German language sections
Intro   History    Geographic distribution    Standard German    Dialects    Grammar    Vocabulary    Orthography    Phonology    Literature    German loanwords in the English language    Organisations    See also    References   Notes   Bibliography    External links   

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