The German K–12 subject area examination is composed of two subtests. Subtest 1 assesses listening, reading, and writing skills as well as knowledge of the culture of German-speaking countries, the mechanics of the German language, and the teaching of German. Subtest 2, an oral interview, measures speaking skills.
For a single test fee you may register to take either one or both subtests in one test session. You must pass both subtests to pass this examination.
Computer-based test (CBT);
This test has two subtests. You may register to take one or both subtests at one test appointment.
Subtest 1 (Written): approximately 95 multiple-choice questions, 2 essays
Subtest 2 (Interview): oral interview
Read more about taking an essay test .
Subtest 1 (Written): 1 hour and 30 minutes
Subtest 2 (Interview): 20–30 minutes
Any time taken for breaks is considered part of your available testing time. Review the break policy for more information.
|Test Dates||By appointment, year round. You will schedule your test during registration, based on available dates.|
|Test Sites||Only at select test sites. Locate a test center .|
|Passing Score||Subtest 1 (Written): A scaled score of at least 200Subtest 2 (Interview): A holistic score of intermediate/high|
|Reference Materials Provided for This Test||A special character chart is provided with your test.|
|Test Fee||First attempt :
$200 (for one or both subtest[s])
Retake : $220(for one or both subtest[s])
|Score Reporting||A receipt of completion is provided immediately after testing; score reports are released within 6 weeks of testing. Review information about score report dates .|
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|Resources||View the content resource materials available for this test.|
Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect an examinee's score.