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German K–12
For Testing until 9/30/2023

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Listening Skills

Test Format and Sample Questions

 The German K to 12 subject area test 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. You must pass both subtests to receive a passing score on the exam. If you fail one, you may retake only that subtest.

Listening Skills

Recorded passages, no more than three minutes in length, are used to test your listening skills. After each passage is played, two to four questions are presented on the recording in German. The passage and the questions are then played a second time. Neither the passage nor the questions appear on the screen. However, the multiple-choice response options for each question are presented in German. You will select the best answer and indicate your choice by selecting A, B, C, or D.

Table of Question Formats

Question Format
Listening passage 
Listen to a recorded passage in informal or formal German, such as a dialogue, interview, news item, short lecture on familiar topics, or a report dealing with factual information. After each recorded question, choose one of the response options by selecting A, B, C, or D.

Sample Questions

The following questions represent both the form and content of questions on the examination. These questions will acquaint you with the general format of the examination; however, these sample questions do not cover all of the competencies and skills that are tested and will only approximate the degree of examination difficulty.