Since you all put up with my complaining, bitching, whining and massive panic attacks, especially you poor folks that follow me on Twitter, I thought it only fair that I post the results of my A2 Prüfung.
Our A2 Prüfung had 5 parts – Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening and Dictation plus a mark for how well our teacher judged that we speak in class. Our school has a 1-4 grade plus n.b which is essentially a fail. 1 is the top mark with 4 meaning that you just barely passed.
So my results were
Grammar – 2
Reading – 2
Writing – 1
Listening – 1
Dictation – 3
Speaking in class – 3
With my overall result being a 2-.
The things that really dragged me down were the things I expected – speaking and dictation. I’m surprised that listening wasn’t also on that list given I’m dreadful at it. I just lucked out that the answers were logical and didn’t really depend on actually understanding the spoken dialogue.
This Prüfung was a real wake-up call, even though I passed. I can’t just drift through my course doing the bare minimum. I need to start putting consistent effort and work into my German learning, not small panicked bursts. I developed some strategies for doing this whilst studying for my exams. Now I just have to actually do them. That’s the hard part. If you all wouldn’t mind given me a poke now and then to make sure I don’t slacken off that will be appreciated.