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Sun Jan 13,2019 07:58 PM

hi guys! i have a question to you. is there any way to check what my level of german is? i mean i have studied german for almost 4 years but i don’t feel very confident about it. i’m in pre-in class and my school offers both sl and ab initio (also hl but i’m not considering it) and i could possibly take ab initio but my teacher encourages me to take sl (it’s also because not many people want to take it)
also i would like to ask you: how hard is german sl?
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Sun Jan 13,2019 08:33 PM

thank you for your answer!
well it probably won’t matter to my uni applications at all, but it can turn out to be useful generally in life. also i know i’ll make ib harder for me if i take german sl but maybe it will pay off later
what is p1 and p2?
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Wed Jan 16,2019 06:26 PM

I would say it depends in your other subjects. I saw that you have maths and physics HL which is equivalent to further mathematics. I don’t know abiut your skills in these subjects but they’re both a lot of work. You’ll get quite a lot from other subjects as well. As you have three languages chosen already i would recommend doing ab german because you won’t struggle as much with it.
I know people from my class who have done 4 years of french and took it this year as their sl third language and they’re really struggling with it. However this choice is all up to you. German SL with 4 years of studying it is very achievable as well.
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Sun Jan 27,2019 11:33 AM

thanks a lot!
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Wed Mar 6,2019 08:23 AM

If you want only to learn german and it doesn’t really matter for your uni applications, maybe consider taking german sl as a 7th subject.. i did that with french because i only wanted to learn the language, it wasn’t bc any uni requieres that subject. Your 7th subject doesnt go into your gpa, you just have to pass it with 3 on finals. At the beginning of the year, i was going to hl classes of french as well because i really wanted to improve my french and since we’ve got a great professor, I actually started speaking and communicating in french and i amazed myself lol (i mean we only spoke french in classes and had really interesting discussions) so i encourage you to take it as a 7th subject bc you don’t have to work hard for a 3.. i only cooperated in classes, didn’t study and got 6 and a 5 from simulations of paper 1 and 2 and my french was reeallly bad before. So if u have a subject that interests you along those that u have chosen and its maybe more important for uni or what u wanna study, take that subject and take german sl as the 7th one. Ik a loooot of people discourage you to take 7th subject but i think in that example it might be a good idea bc it doesn’t ruin your gpa and i think its easy to get the passing grade in case you are busy with the other subjects. Good luch with physics and math hl tho!!

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