Languages Matter: Why we learn German - Cameron Lewis (German 103)

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Cameron Lewis

   "I never thought of learning another language. It was only until I came to UW for my Advising and Orientation that I began to consider the idea. It began as a way to make me more attractive to potential employers. However, as the year has progressed I have fallen in love with the language. I want to live in Germany, I want to experience the cultural, to walk the streets, and immerse myself in what Germany has to offer. It would be pointless to learn a language for an easy grade or to meet a requirement. I want to take what I’ve learned in this course, and apply it. I see myself living in Germany one day, grabbing a beer, and watching Dortmund and Bayern play. It’s a culture I respect, and one that I hope to contribute to. That’s why I learn German."