A while back, I wrote an article titled “How to Pass the German A1 Test.” It’s become one of my most popular articles, and the feedback in the comments indicated that it’s helped a lot of people prepare for the German A1-level test.
The thing is, the Start Deutsch 1 exam–which is required for certain types of immigration to Germany, including spouse reunification–is a pretty straightforward language exam. But even the most basic info about it can be difficult to find on the Web. And if you do find something, chances are that it’s in German.
So I wrote a new book to help bridge that information gap: Ace the German A1 Test.
It’s available for immediate download in Kindle ebook format at Amazon. To purchase the book, click the link for your region.
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
It goes over test basics, like what the test is and where to take it. But it also gives you:
- A two-phase studying strategy that you can use to be as prepared as possible for the exam
- What kind of questions to expect on the test
- A vocabulary checklist that gives you over 500 of the words you absolutely must know
- A grammar checklist that lists the basic grammatical concepts you should be familiar with (and yes, accusative and dative are on the list)
The price is
$4.99$2.99, which I think is fair for a test prep book. It’s estimated that it takes 75 hours of study to get to the A1 level. And it cost me personally over $350 in airfare and exam fees. With all the time and money you invest in taking this test, $4.99$2.99 is a small price for a book that will help you be as prepared as possible.
As I just mentioned, I took the test myself. I scored 98/100, which earned me a “sehr gut” qualification. In this book, I really tried to reflect how I actually studied and prepared. Theory is fine, but there’s a point where the rubber meets the road, where you have to figure out the most effective way to apply that theory to get results.
I also made a few errors on the day of the exam. Stupid stuff that could’ve really messed me up. I go over this in the book, as well, to help you not be a bonehead like me.
Check it out! If you have any questions about the book or about the A1 test in general, please feel free to leave them in the comments.