Praxis II German Exam by ETS

The exam will test your ability to teach beginning German. Two hours will be provided to complete 120 multiple-choice questions on printed and recorded materials in German. Your knowledge of German culture and language skills will be the focus of exam. In the first, third and fourth sections of the exam all questions and answers will be thoroughly in German. The first part of the structure of language section and the whole interpretive listening section are all based on audio recordings in German. Questions will be there to identify, correct and describe speech errors in Section II, Part A of non-native German speakers. In section II, Part B you will be asked to identify, correct and elaborate errors found in writing examples of non-native German speakers. 23 questions will be there covering German cultural perspectives, 31 questions covering interpretive reading of German, 34 questions covering the structure of the German language and 32 questions in the interpretive German listening section.

  • Cultural Perspectives: This section will test your knowledge of lifestyles and German society, literature and the arts, geography and contemporary issues in history of the German culture. The questions for this portion will be written in German.
  • Interpretive Reading: This section will test your knowledge of implied content, actual content and organization of a reading selection that is written in German. Reading selections for this portion will focus on different topics and are at various different levels of difficulty. These readings will be extracted from literature, advertisements, internet or periodicals.
  • Structure of the Language (Grammatical Accuracy): This section will test your capability to analyse the speech, writing and grammar from audio and written examples in German. In the grammar analysis section, Questions will be asked to complete short paragraphs and sentences when phrases and words have been deleted. Under the language analysis section, questions will be asked to affirm your knowledge of German vocabulary, morphology and language structure. In the writing analysis section, questions will be asked to correct and identify errors in word choice, spelling, capitalization and punctuation of written passages printed in the test booklet. In the speech analysis section, you will have to listen an audio recording in German and identify errors in pronunciation, grammar, false cognates and the appropriate usage of slang.
  • Interpretive Listening: In this section, questions will be asked to listen the audio recordings of short conversations, short narration's, long narration's and dialogues by native German speakers. All of the questions in this section will aim to test your knowledge of conversational German, comprehension of German cultural information, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and phonemic discrimination.