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Some people have told me that the birds in Germany are all singing in English and that for this reason I should learn something else.

asked 10 Oct '15, 16:27

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Hi! The answer to that question might depend on your combination (what is your A language? Do you have a B?) and on where you are planning to work as an interpreter. Could you give us more details?

(10 Oct '15, 17:19) Camille Collard

I'm from the United States. My native language is English and my B is Russian. I don't know where I plan to work because I am 18 years old and not even out of high school yet. I just want to know if anyone needs DEU-ENG interpretation anywhere because two of my teachers who have visited Europe told me that there is no point in studying German for my career. They aren't interpreters so I'm not sure if I should believe them.

(10 Oct '15, 20:16) ljc

No, you shouldn't trust people who don't know the profession and just "vitited Europe". If you want to learn German, go for it. It won't do any harm ;)

(14 Oct '15, 11:45) Eztizen

two of my teachers who have visited Europe told me that there is no point in studying German for my career. They aren't interpreters so I'm not sure if I should believe them.

There are many countries where people do speak some English, enough at least for a short conversation.

But when you have to present your quarterly business results, negociate a merger, hold a press conference, etc. you'd usually want to speak your mother tongue, because you'll be more accurate and more self confident.

http://interpreting.info/questions/3276/will-there-be-any-need-for-english-interpreters-in-the-future

Yet, to work on the German private market, you'd need a very strong German B. If you already have a strong Russian, it might be interesting to study French and/or Spanish instead, so you'd have an interesting combination for the United Nations.

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answered 11 Oct '15, 04:37

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