Survey on motives for learning German Umfrage zu Motiven für das Deutschlernen Survey on motives for learning GermanYour age group:(erforderlich) Group 1: I belong to the age group of under 10 years of age Group 2: I belong to the age group between 10 and 16 years of age Group 3: I belong to the age group between 16 and 20 years of age Group 4: I belong to the age group between 20 and 30 years of age Group 5: I belong to the age group between 30 and 40 years of age Group 6: I belong to the age group between 40 and 50 years of age Group 7: I belong to the age group between 50 and 60 years of age Group 8: I belong to the age group between 60 and 70 years of age Group 9: I belong to the 70+ age group Group 10: I don't want to make any statements here Where did and/or do you learn German? Choose all that apply to you.(erforderlich) Primary School Secondary School Language School College Foreign country Private lessons On my own Other How long have you been taking German classes?(erforderlich) Less than 6 months Less than 1 year 1–2 years 3–4 years More than 4 years Please rate your current overall proficiency in German by checking one of the following:(erforderlich) Upper Intermediate level and over – Able to converse about general matters of daily life and topics of one’s specialty and grasp the gist of lectures and broadcasts. Able to read high-level materials such as newspapers and write about personal ideas. Intermediate level – Able to converse about general matters of daily life. Able to read general materials related to daily life and write simple passages. Lower Intermediate level – Able to converse about familiar daily topics. Able to read materials about familiar everyday topics and write simple letters. Post-Beginner level – Able to hold a simple conversation such as greeting and introducing someone. Able to read simple materials and write a simple passage in elementary German. Beginner level – Able to give simple greetings using set words and phrases. Able to read simple sentences, grasp the gist of short passages, and to write a simple sentence in basic German. Early Beginner level - Just starting to learn German. Check all the reasons to learn German which apply to you:(erforderlich) I think it’s important to learn a foreign language. I worked and/or would like to work in a German-speaking country. I have traveled and/or would like to travel to a German-speaking country. I got a recommendation from someone. I want to (be able to) speak many languages. I think German is a useful language. German is my native tongue. I think German will help me find a job and/or will be an advantage on the job market. I would like to have more opportunities to communicate with people around the world. I have (had) positive experiences learning German. I think German is an important language in academia. I am interested in the German language and the culture of German-speaking countries (history, music, movies, literature, etc.). Learning a language is a challenge that I would like to meet. I have (had) or I am hoping to get financial support from a German-speaking country. I like the lesson contents and the way of teaching during my German lessons. I think knowing German is general knowledge. I studied and/or would like to study in a German-speaking country. I am of German descent. The teacher is a native German speaker. I think German is a prestigious language. I am very interested in the values and customs of other cultures. I have (had) and/or would like to have relative(s) / friend(s) / partner(s) in a German-speaking country. I would like to teach German or work as an interpreter or translator. I think German is an internationally important language. I had no or few attractive alternatives. Other: [If you like you can write about other reasons in the text entry field below.] If you like, you can enter other / additional reasons for you to learn German into this text field:Information about this survey I am conducting this small study as part of an academic training course. The idea for my questionnaire is based on the following research work and I adapted the survey questions of this study to my own purposes: Kirsten Mericka: Motive für das Lernen von Deutsch als Fremdsprache am Wellesley College (USA) und an der Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brasilien).In: Informationen Deutsch als Fremdsprache https://doi.org/10.1515/infodaf-2017-0095Is there anything (else) you would like to comment on or share with me?By submitting this form you agree with my data security declaration and give your consent. Click here for info about my data protection declaration (as required by German law DSGVO).Thank you very much for answering this survey! Please note: after submitting this survey you will be directed to my official webpage at https://www.owlviews.de with contact information and more details about me and my professional activities.