For many students getting ready to take on the second half of their high school careers, the number of things they have to do to prepare for college is staggering. From taking the SAT to getting in grade reports and from visiting campuses to sending in admissions essays, there’s a seemingly never-ending list of Must-Dos, Should-Do’s, and Will-Do’s. And if you haven’t already, you should consider adding AP coursework to this list. While it’s certainly not for everyone – particularly students who are planning on going to colleges that don’t accept AP test scores for credit – it can be a great way to get lower-level coursework out of the way, simultaneously saving time and money and preparing you for the rigors of real college courses.
At Concepts Mastery, our Austin AP tutors want to help you prepare for the tests. That’s why we’ve provided this helpful series about the AP tests and what you can expect on them; this particular article is about the German Language AP Test, and goes into the basics of the course and what you should expect to see on the test. To learn more about how our Austin-area tutors can help you, contact us today by calling 512-767-5323.
The German Language course differs slightly from school to school, but the general curriculum is guided by the recommendations of the College Board, which administers the AP tests. It is roughly equivalent to a German 301 introductory course at the college level, and as such, students should already be familiar with basic grammar and syntax by the time they take it. While you do not need to have taken the course to sign up for the test, it is highly recommended.
How the Test is Divided
Like other language AP tests, the German Language AP Test is divided into four sections, each of which is meant to test a particular component of communication. Each of the four sections counts for 25% of the final grade. The sections are:
- Listening. A student answers multiple-choice questions after listening to a series of recordings.
- Reading. A student answers multiple-choice questions in response to written sections.
- Writing. A student writes essays in response to writing prompts.
- Speaking. A student responds verbally to a set of visual cues. Students are given time to prepare before having to speak into a recording device.
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