I finished the Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer! I took the first part on Friday (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and writing) and the second part today (speaking).
All in all, I felt like it was pretty easy. The hardest part was the second section of the speaking test: describing a picture. But that was mostly just difficult because the picture was so simple. I had trouble coming up with much to say about it. In the end, though, I just rambled as much as I could using the most complex sentence structures I could think of.
If you are preparing for the DTZ, the Goethe Institut has a complete practice test. They also have an exhaustive vocabulary list you can study, complete with example sentences.
In the end, though, I don’t think any amount of cramming could replace regular practice. The materials from the Goethe Institut will help you become familiar with the test format, but doing well in the exam requires some amount of comfort with everyday German. I feel good about it, but I’ll know for sure how I did when I get the results next month!
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Yay! Congratulations! I’m sure you did awesome! I’ve been procrastinating from enrolling in my German course =s I haven’t done it for almost a year now and I’m scared! But I wonder if you know, if the brochure says the course has “Ziel: Niveau A2”, does that mean it’s an A1 course? So if I want to do an A2 course, I should do the course that says, “Ziel: Niveau B1”?
How do they name the classes? I would guess that “Ziel: Niveau A2” means that the goal of the class is to get you to an A2 level. But it’s worth asking the school to make sure you get into the right class!
The one that says “Ziel: Niveau A2” is called I. Basicsprachkurs, and the one that says “Ziel: Niveau B1” is called II. Aufbausprachkurs. There are so many different courses with no explanation as to what the difference is, the German administrative system can be so frustrating to navigate!
Congrats!! I look forward to learning of your results!
I’ll definitely post about the results as soon as I get them! 🙂
Hello, I am preparing for my dtz exam next month. I am searching for some materiala to prepare for the speaking test. Do you have any idea where can I find it?
Thanks in advance
The practice materials from the Goethe Institute have a few exercises to prepare for the speaking test, so I recommend looking at those. But in my experience, the best way to prepare for a speaking test is to just speak German as much as you can. 🙂
Thanks for the advice, three more Weeks to go. Wish me luck!