And the results of my German A1 exam are in!

Wie geht es dir, Katze?

First of all, it has been two weeks since I traveled to Manila. No COVID-19 symptoms so all good! I am happy to report that I was not infected during my Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 exam.

This is my biggest concern actually, not because of myself, but I worry about passing it on to others, especially my parents. That would be a bummer.

Fortunately, we have no bad news like that, and even more good news, because I passed my exam:

  • Hören: 21,58 von 25 Punkten
  • Lesen: 23,24 von 25 Punkten
  • Schreiben: 23,24 von 25 Punkten
  • Sprechen: 24,90 von 25 Punkten
  • Gesamtpunktzahl: 93,00 von 100
  • Prädikat: sehr gut

This means I am qualified to talk to cats, and on a good day, be able to keep up with the conversation of German toddlers. Not to brag, but I also know how to say, “Yes, I also like potatoes” and “Please speak slower because my German is not good”.

Interestingly, listening is my lowest mark and speaking the highest. I expected it to be the exact opposite. Life is really surprising sometimes.

To celebrate, I had a brownie and cheesecake at the same time, for every meal of the day, including breakfast. Okay, this is a lie. I do this whether or not I receive good news.

Some take-aways from this process:

I will continue my German studies because I find it fun to do. My intention is to pass the A2 exam at the start of next year if life flows in that direction.

Thank you to everyone who wished me luck the first time around! You are all so nice. Vielen Dank!

67 thoughts on “And the results of my German A1 exam are in!

      1. Yeah. That’s a challenge.😁 Looking of something to learn everyday.😊Otherwise life is boring, if you’ll agree.😁 Anyway, best of luck.😍

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      1. Oh just for a progress check before going ahead with the B2 level. I haven’t practised it in years though, that was a long time ago. But I love learning languages and French had always been one of my favorites. ☺☺

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          1. Yeep. Only one test, didn’t go for the beginner levels but our teachers at Alliance Française realy recommended we take the intermediate level. 🙈

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    1. Thank you. I will keep going. It is now a bigger challenge, isn’t it? And this cat is a fat boy from a cat cafe in Ubud. Markus was so nice to take me there. My, saying that made me miss Bali. Have you been actually?

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      1. It is good to keep going, Micah. Yes, it is a bigger challenge. I can attest to that. Lol – he seems a fabulous cat. Cat cafes are great. That was very nice of Markus to take you there.

        No, I haven’t been to Bali. I am about the only Aussie who hasn’t 🤣 I would like to go one day, though.

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    1. Many thanks, Anne. My certificate arrived. I wrote this after checking my result online. I was so excited! Unfortunately, there is no way for me to find out if the others on my exam passed. I sure hope the best for them, too.

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  1. Congratulations–how wonderful! I think this is great that you’re doing this. About ten years ago I studied Spanish with a women from South America who was living in our area. We met in a coffee shop and talked ONLY Spanish for an hour. Wow, that was INTENSE! She moved away…and I haven’t pursued this since. But your story is inspiring!

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      1. Foreign languages: Spanish because it sounds fun and is a more commonly spoken language (thank you colonizers, I guess 🙄). I’m also intrigued by Korean/Mandarin but they seem sort of difficult. 🙈
        But I’m also tempted to pick up more Indian regional languages.

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