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French or German

Hello,

i am a software engineer and know only English.

Can you suggest which language is better to get SAP job in Europe.

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Mahesh
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Hello,

i am a software engineer and know only English.

Can you suggest which language is better to get SAP job in Europe.

Thanks
Mahesh

Where are you now?

It all depends on the country, company and your skills in SAP (what SAP?).
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Re: French or German

Hello,



Thanks for your reply.

i am from India and at present in Switzerland,Vevey.


I am a technical person in SAP-ABAP and having a total of 11 years of expereince. Working now in IBM for client Nestle.


thanks
Mahesh
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Re: French or German

To get integrated, learn the local language. I guess you are living in French speaking area. If that's the case, go with French.

If its for job purpose, think of German. Just because Zurich, Bern and Basel are German speaking cantons compared to Geneva, French speaking and this is where IT jobs are usually. I may be wrong. That's how I look at it.

If you are good at picking languages, why not both?
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Re: French or German

Hello,

I am also a software engineer and i started to learn french firstly but it was waste of time for me (i was in fribourg but i moved to bern) and after a year (actually more) i've started learn german.. As I see, most of IT sections need german and you have wide business area with german for bern, zurich und basel.

If I were you, I would learn german. I am still learning german and my level is around B2.
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Hello,



Thanks for your reply.

i am from India and at present in Switzerland,Vevey.


I am a technical person in SAP-ABAP and having a total of 11 years of expereince. Working now in IBM for client Nestle.


thanks
Mahesh
I'd suggest to start determining the difference of upper and lower case in your English, as well as the rule of i before e.

OK, anyone who saw a previous post - I'm now out of this, don't worry - just venting
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Hello,

I am also a software engineer and i started to learn french firstly but it was waste of time for me (i was in fribourg but i moved to bern) and after a year (actually more) i've started learn german.. As I see, most of IT sections need german and you have wide business area with german for bern, zurich und basel.

If I were you, I would learn german. I am still learning german and my level is around B2.
Thanks alot.
Can you please suggest the best way to learn German.

Thanks
Mahesh
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Re: French or German

Its very difficult to learn german by yourself. Firs of all you need discipline. Thats why I advice you a german course. You should attend some trial lesson and if you like the teacher/system, then you can join the course.

Additionally, I highly recommend pimsleur german. It really helped me a lot. I do not use some application like duolingo, babbel etc, but some people say that they are useful.

You need to improve your 4 skills that are listening, speaking, writing and reading. You can learn grammar good but speaking is completely different and listening (understanding). So first of all, learn basic grammar and basic words and try to express yourself and contact people. I mean you have to practice always wherever you are. In this case, pimsleur german helped me a lot. After I listened lessons, i've started to talk.. My gf also learning my native language and she used also using pimsleur and it helped a lot to her. She started to speak.. I advice it to my colleague and he finds it also so useful. In youtube you can find a demo.

After that you can also buy a basic german story books. I have this https://www.amazon.com/German-Short-.../dp/B019LSN378 and quite good (i have a ebook reader). Its difficult to find free german story books.

I follow also 2 youtube channels. One publishes the german movies with the german subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT2...2n5vlQ-wg3FDbg

the other publishes daily news in german with german subtitle.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...SFaWBVaI9lNoOz

finally, check the goethe website. You will find useful podcast lessons.
also here there are podcast but level is higher http://www.podclub.ch/

thats all what I advise you good luck
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Thanks alot.
Can you please suggest the best way to learn German.

Thanks
Mahesh


The same way you learn every language, probably??

Take a course, hire a tutor, study, practice, then practice some more, speak, read, write, listen, immerse...
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