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German Language

German Language

4 weeks / 6 hours per week

About This Course

It reviews the fundamentals taught in two to three semesters of German language at college. The CLEP exam incorporates into a single test both Level 1 and Level 2 content.

Our goal as creators of this course is to prepare you to pass the College Board's CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.

“German Language” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.

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How is this course organized?

This course is organized into twelve major modules that contain short video lessons, exercises and reading.

All of the course material has been released at once so you can complete it anytime.

Please examine our syllabus.

What do I need to pass the CLEP exam?

You need to demonstrate knowledge and ability equivalent to that of students who have completed two to three semesters of college German language study.

The exam contains approximately 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.




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CLEP Program   

Modern States Education Alliance   

Introduce Yourself

1. Introductions and Greetings

1.0 Introduction to Introductions and Greetings   

1.1 The Alphabet / Pronunciation   

1.2 Personal Pronouns / Formal vs. Informal   

1.3 Auxiliaries Sein and Haben in the Present Tense   

1.4 Greetings, Introductions   

1.5 Jetzt üben wir!   

2. Family, Acquaintances and Friends

2.0 Introduction to Family, Acquaintances and Friends   

2.1 German Nouns   

2.2 Cases and Articles   

2.3 People   

2.4 Jetzt üben wir!   

3. Living

3.0 Introduction to Living   

3.1 Rooms and Furniture   

3.2 German Adjectives   

3.3 Negation   

3.4 Jetzt üben wir!   

4. My Town and Neighborhood

4.0 Introduction to My Town and Neighborhood   

4.1 In Town   

4.2 Prepositions of Location   

4.3 On the Go   

4.4 German Modal Verbs - können, wollen, müssen, dürfen, sollen   

4.5 Jetzt üben wir!   

5. My Daily Routine

5.0 Introduction to My Daily Routine   

5.1 The Present Tense of Weak Verbs   

5.2 The Present Tense of Irregular Verbs   

5.3 Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns   

5.4 Jetzt üben wir!   

6. At School and University

6.0 Introduction to School and University   

6.1 At the University   

6.2 Interrogative Pronouns   

6.3 Professions   

6.4 Jetzt üben wir!   

7. Activities and Hobbies

7.0 Introduction to Activities and Hobbies   

7.1 Days, Months, Seasons, and Holidays   

7.2 Calendar and Appointments   

7.3 Leisure Time, Hobbies, and Travel   

7.4 Jetzt üben wir!   

8. Last Weekend

8.0 Introduction to Last Weekend   

8.1 Writing and Talking about Past Events   

8.2 Strong Verbs: Simple Past and Present Perfect Table   

8.3 Jetzt üben wir!   

9. Separable and Inseparable Prefix Verbs

9.0 Introduction to Separable and Inseparable Prefix Verbs   

9.1 Separable Prefix Verbs   

9.2 Meaning and Usage   

9.3 Negation with nicht   

9.4 Inseparable Prefix Verbs   

9.5 Jetzt üben wir!   

10. Word Order

10.0 Introduction to Word Order   

10.1 Main Clause   

10.2 Subordinate Clause / Conjunctions   

10.3 Jetzt üben wir!   

11. Health - Gesundheit!

11.0 Introduction to Health - Gesundheit!   

11.1 The Human Body   

11.2 Morning Routine   

11.3 Compounds   

11.4 At the Doctor’s Office   

11.5 German Adverbs   

11.6 Jetzt üben wir!   

12. Relative Clauses

12.0 Introduction to Relative Clauses   

12.1 Relative Pronouns   

12.2 Gender and Number   

12.3 Relative Adverbs: wo and was   

12.4 Jetzt üben wir!   

Sample CLEP Questions

Questions 1 - 15

Questions 16 - 30

Questions 31 - 45

Questions 46 - 62

Questions 63 - 77

Questions 78 - 95

Questions 95 -104

Questions 105-118

Questions 119-127

Final Steps

Prof. Tania Hiderberger-Burton's Recommendation   

Register for the CLEP Exam   

Test Preparation Tips   

How Your Score Is Computed

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