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Goethe A1/A2 exam

Can you expect to pass German A2 test in Goethe after completing German Duolingo tree? Let's say, you remember most of the grammatical rules and vocabulary correctly. Can you pass the exam?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sheldolina
sheldolina
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If you only studied using Duolingo, you probably won't be able to pass a standard A2 Goethe exam. This is because these exams test you on multiple skills, including speaking, listening, writing and reading. Duolingo does not adequately prepare you for the speaking exam, and probably not for listening and writing either. You would have to take classes, or use additional materials and especially get some real life speaking practice.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkyChelcy

How about A1 test? Should it not be easy?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sheldolina
sheldolina
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Some parts may be easy, yes. But for some parts - like the speaking - you will still not be prepared. On Duolingo, all you do is repeat some sentences. You never practice holding a conversation, which is a necessary skill in a language and something that is tested in exams like the Goethe.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
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Take an online test and see how you feel. A1 is easy, but you need to prepare for the test. One of the trickiest parts for Duolingo students is listening comprehension, especially of numbers and letters. In fact in Duolingo we do not have normal speech, it is very clear, slow and artificial, during the test you will interact with people and the recordings are at normal speed. Also, it is a test, it is not normal life and you need to prepare specifically for the test, and pay attention to details such as proper capitalization. The talking part is easy, but if you never have done it, it is not.

For A2 you need a grammar book, there are a few details that are not included in Duolingo (I do not have the newest tree), you need to read a little more and talk more. I would not recommend anybody to take the real tests (A1 or A2) with only Duolingo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkyChelcy

Where do I take an online test? Are they free of cost?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
Lorel90
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You can take the placement test at dw.com or the exercises in Goethe. Those are not the complete test, they do not include the speaking aspect, but you can see videos in youtube.

These are interesting links: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16423020

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12058052

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13868574

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13909043

1 year ago

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Thanks a lot, Lorel

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moogy
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If you were preparing for an exam you would be better off finding an application to practice with that is stricter on your errors than Duolingo. While it is fine for listening practice and vocabulary Duolingo allows the user to get away with far too many errors.You may find you can consolidate your knowledge by using Quizlet or some of the free courses on Deutsch Welle before attempting any certification.

http://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/s-2469

https://quizlet.com/subject/german-A1/

Good luck

1 year ago
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