Test your German with old school exams
In the main forum someone mentioned that they tried an Italian school exam and were happy to find out that they scored well. After that I came across a website: www.aqa.org.uk where people can find old school exams.
As not everyone comes on the main forum I thought I would link here to the German exams on that website. They include both listening and reading exercises.
- GSCE: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/german-4665/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
- AS/A level: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/german-2660/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
- AQA (IGSCE):http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/aqa-certificate/german-8665/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
If it's of any interest to you, I did my GCSEs last year and the language ones (I did French/Spanish) were by far the easiest for me. The writing and speaking give you a little more room to experiment (I was diving into subjunctives and perfect/future conditional clauses) but many people just stick to past/present/future indicative and still get good grades. For both speaking and writing you're told the question in advance so you can effectively go away and memorise paragraphs. Then you can see for yourself the listening and reading papers... I think the main thing I got out of them was realising that I like to learn languages ;)
I did my French GCSE this year and I would say that the exams are far easier than the coursework. It's hard having to remember so much for the speaking exam... I hope I did OK!
Now on to German... :-)
Ditto that. xD I feel like I'm at least at the GCSE level, especially from looking at these papers. I can't wait to take up German in college and blow them away. Just sucks there aren't any decent courses, here. :( Intermediate or Beginner is all we have. ¬_¬
Mir wurde gesagt, dass es hier besser wie "noch mehr üben" gesagt ist. (mit einem Großbuchstaben)
Thank you so much for sharing the information and links. For me, learning German language is both an enjoyable and serious matter since I may live and work in Germany in the future. For this, you deserve a Lingot! :)