Summary Box: Southern Europeans learning German

The Associated Press
Associated Press

SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH?: Spaniards, Portuguese and others from countries hit hard by the debt crisis are flocking to learn German in hopes of getting jobs in Europe's biggest and strongest economy, according to Germany's culture and language promotion agency, the Goethe Institute

ON THE MOVE: Other official data show immigration to Germany from Spain, Greece and Portugal is up sharply.

GREENER GRASS: The Germany economy grew a robust 3 percent last year and unemployment has dropped to its lowest level in almost two decades.