I'm studying in Germany. German and English are not my native tongue, but I prefer to write my thesis in English for the following reasons:
- My English is better than my German (not a good reason).
- My supervisor's native tongue is English (not a good reason).
- I'm analyzing the socio-political situations in an Asian country. Although the official language there is not English, the bulk of the existing literature review (written by natives and non-natives) is in English. Also, English is virtually the only foreign language learnt and used over there. It's just easier to find materials in English; thus, if I write my thesis in German, it would be a laborious task to translate any cited materials. These are probably good reasons.
Could you suggest a convincing way to word my reasons as to why I prefer to write in English? I'm filling a form of demand to write in language other than German, and they only give a small space (a line) to state my reasons. How about the following?
The existing literature review is mainly, if not almost entirely, in English; the country's second language is also English.
Is this convincing? Thanks.