In meiner (sehr kleinen) Familie kennt sich keiner mit 'English Grammar’ aus.
Naja, es ist jedenfalls ein Text auf Englisch, eine Seite lang. Brauche just Verbesserungsvorschläge und Kritik.
Danke danke 💀✨
A statement that is often discussed by liguists is whether German similar to English serves as a lingua franca.
An argument in favor would be that German is spoken in many parts of the world. So overall 180 million people speak German worldwide. The german language is even in eleventh place among the most spoken languages in the world.
Furthermore, German is the most spoken language in europe. For example in Austria, Swisse, Namibia and parts of the Netherlands.
And moreover, it is closely related to other languages which makes it easier to learn. Swedish, Norwegian and Danish are often mentioned as examples.
In order to come to a balanced conclusion, I will now explain the other point of view.
At first, English is used much more often as an official language than German. Especially in Africa, as these countries were former colonies. There are many countries whose universities teach in english. In Germany, for example, around 600 courses are taught exlusively in english.
Secondly, German itsself is a language which is very hard to learn because of the grammar. And in comparison, English is much easier to understand and learn. So other countries do not educate their pupils German at school which is another disadvantage.
Last but not least, German is mainly spoken in countries which are close to each other. But it is less spoken in countries that are further away.
Personally, I am more convinced by the contra side. I believe that English is best suited as a lingua franca. Of course, German is also in some way a lingua franca but I do not think that it serves as such similar to English. Therefore it would be also contraproductive to classify German as the new official communication level.