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Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Advanced Placement (AP) German and Deutsches Sprachdiplom

AP German Exam (administered through the American High Schools)

Test preparation through the German Language School of Morris County

The AP German test consists of the following test components:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication

More than 90% of four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in over 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement, or both, on the basis of AP Exam scores.

Furthermore, every institution within the German University System recognizes AP Exam grades in the admissions process.

AP students are encouraged to apply to universities in Germany. Institutions within the Federal Republic of Germany will grant admission to any candidate with a high school diploma who also submits four or five AP Exams in specified subjects, each with a grade of 3 or higher. The candidate’s high school diploma must contain at least 16 academic units including; English, second language studies, social studies, mathematics, and science. The course of study for which the candidate applies determines the AP Exams required.

For more information:
www.collegeboard.com

 

 

Deutsches Sprachdiplom – German Test administered by the ZfA

(Department for German Schools Abroad)

Deutsches Sprachdiplom (DSD) A2, A2/B1, B2/C1

The German Language School of Morris County is administering the examinations to qualified students according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), evaluation system for all foreign languages in Europe.

For more information:
www.coe.int

 

DSD—A 2

  • Corresponds to Level A2 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR)
  • Provides proof of German language proficiency at the A2 level
  • Provides career advantages when applying for jobs

DSD-I

  • Corresponds to Level B1 of the CEFR
  • Provides proof of German language proficiency required for admission to many post- secondary institutes such as Studienkollegs-Fachhochschulen in Germany (A Studienkolleg is a one year study program to reach the equivalent of a German “Abitur”, which then will grant you admission to the German University System).
  • Provides advantages when applying to study in Germany

DSD-II

  • Corresponds to Levels B2 and C1 of the CEFR
  • Provides proof of German language proficiency required for admission to many post-secondary institutions such as universities in Germany

 

Examination Parts

  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication

Quality Assurance

  • Aligned with school-leaving examinations in Germany
  • Correlated to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • Quality assurance guaranteed through scientific monitoring and evaluation of assessment methodology

Types of Questions and Assignments

  • Multiple-choice
  • Matching
  • Cloze
  • True-false
  • Text production
  • Presentation
  • Dialogue

Assessment

The written components of the DSD examinations are evaluated in Germany.

DSD examinations are administered in more than 60 countries at over 800 schools with approximately 40,000 participants per year.

Age requirements:

12-18 years – A 2

14-19 years A2/B1

16-21 years B2/C1

For more information:
www.auslandsschulwesen.com