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46570957-National-German-Exam-Requirements

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46570957-National-German-Exam-Requirements

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    Grammar Specifications of the AATG National German Exam

    Prepared in January 2003 by the Chair of the AATG Testing Commission: Eckhard Kuhn-Osius, German Department, Hunter College, CUNY

EXAMINATION LEVEL 2

Article and case

    formation and use of definite article in N, A

    use of D after preposition

    formation and use of indefinite article in N, A

    use of D after preposition

    ein-words

Adjectives

    predicative

    comparison: as appropriate for beginners (cont. at level 3) endings in very common formulas such as "guten Tag", "liebe/r Tante/Onkel"

Numbers

    cardinal numbers

    some ordinal numbers, but no adjective endings

Adverbs

    time expressions: as appropriate for beginners (continued at level 3 and 4)

Nouns

    plurals: as appropriate for beginners (continued at levels 3 and 4)

    genders: natural gender, agent nouns in -er, common fem. endings, "Mädchen"

Pronouns

    personal pronouns in N, A

    "er, sie" reference to inanimate objects

    indefinite pronouns: "man" [no "einen, einem"] and forms identical to article demonstrative in N, A

    interrogative in N

Verbs

    present tense: all personal endings, vowel change

    modal auxiliaries: present [includes "möchte"]

    imperatives without vowel change

    pres. perf. (wk., str., mix.): as appropriate for beginners (cont. at levels 3 and 4)

    "hatte, war" as vocabulary items and for basic manipulation tense auxiliaries: "haben/ sein"

    dative verbs: "helfen, danken, gefallen"

    reflexive verbs as appropriate for beginners (cont. at 3 & 4) impersonal verbs: weather expressions, "es gibt"

    infinitives without "zu" with modal verbs

    past participles should be understood in comprehension as appropriate for level

Prepositions

    dative prepositions as appropriate

    accusative prepositions as appropriate

    meaning recognition of common mixed prepositions

    Conjunctions

    "und, oder, aber, daß, weil" (including word order)

    Word order

    main clause and simple dependent clause

    Verb-noun combinations: (e.g. Foto machen) [will be rare]

Idioms (e.g. im Stich lassen) [will be rare]

    Use of correct word (e.g. "verbringen" with time spans, "guten Appetit" with food, etc.) as appropriate

EXAMINATION LEVEL 3

Article and case

    definite articles in Dative (as indirect object) and Genitive indefinite articles in Dative (as indirect object) and Genitive der-words

Adjectives

    comparison: complete

Adverb

    in 1st position

    time expressions: as appropriate for this level

    meaning of some adverbs of place and manner (order of adverbs not tested) some differentiation of location vs. motion spatial adverbs (also in level 4)

Flavoring particles: "denn, doch, mal"

Nouns

    plurals: as appropriate for this level (also at levels 2 and 4) genders: as appropriate for this level

Pronouns

    personal pronouns in Dative

    relative pronouns in Nominative

    interrogative pronouns in Acc., Dat.

    demonstrative pronouns in Dat.

Verbs

    pres. perf. (wk., str., mix.): as appropriate for this level (also at levels 2 and 4) modal auxiliaries: simple past

    simple past: comprehension only, exc. very common forms (e.g. "war, hatte" some modals) imperatives with vowel change

    future tense

    separable and insep. prefixes (including word order)

    conditions contrary to fact: recognition of "hätte, wäre, würde" past participles should be understood in comprehension as appropriate for level impersonal verbs: as appropriate for this level (also at levels 2 and 4) dative verbs: as appropriate for this level (also at 2 & 4)

    reflexive verbs: as appropriate for this level (also at 2 and 4)

Prepositions

    dative prepositions and accusative prepositions (all common ones) mixed prepositions (continued in 4)

    prepositional compounds: "da-" compounds active; "wo-" compounds recognition

Conjunctions and word order:

    conjunctions as appropriate for this level (also at levels 2 and 4) main clause: inversion dependent clause placement of noun and pronoun objects

Verb-noun combinations

Idioms (e.g. im Stich lassen) [will be rare]

    Use of correct word (e.g. "Foto machen") [will be rare]

EXAMINATION LEVEL 4

Adjectives

    weak endings

    strong endings

    attributive vs. adverbial use

    used as nouns

Flavoring particles: "wohl"

    Time expressions as appropriate for level (also in 2 & 3)

Nouns

    n-nouns (weak nouns)

    genders

Pronouns

    possessive pronouns (within reason)

    interrogative pronouns in Genitive

    relative pronouns in Accusative, Dative, Genitive indefinite pronouns

Verbs

    pres. perf. (wk., str., mix.): as appropriate for this level (also at levels 2 and 3)

    simple past, active knowledge

    infinitives with "zu" (no "brauchen")

    past participles: should be understood in reading present participles: should be understood in reading modal auxiliaries: perfect tenses, double infinitive (within reason)

    passive voice: (present, past, pres. perf.) Conditions contrary to fact

    present subjunctive: active use of "hätte, wäre, würde" and frequent modals

    past subjunctive (basic construction)

    subjunctive wishes

    indirect discourse: recognition

    impersonal verbs as appropriate for this level (also in 3) dative verbs as appropriate for this level (also in 3) reflexive verbs as appropriate for this level (also in 2 and 3)

Prepositions

    mixed prepositions (also in 3)

    verbs with certain prepositions (list to be proposed)

Conjunctions and word order: all (within reason)

    Verb-noun combinations: (e.g. "Foto machen, Rede halten") as appropriate for this level

Idioms (e.g. "im Stich lassen") as appropriate for this level

    Use of correct word (e.g. "verbringen" with time spans, "Reise machen" etc.) as appropriate for this level

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