AP® German Language and Culture

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  • Practice questions: 42
  • Practice exams: 4
  • Pages of review: 26

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Oh, AP German students. We applaud you for attempting to learn a language so difficult for English speakers. (Well, you're not learning Japanese...but hey, you're not learning Spanish either.)

We're not trying to scare you four or five courses into second language acquisition; it's just a fun fact. English is a Germanic language, but it's actually a little more of a hopeless Romantic than anything else (aw, how cute). Bummer for all you Shmoopers who thought learning German would be relatively easy.

Really, learning a second language in high school is a pretty big feat for everyone—especially when all you want to do is sleep and eat Cheetos like us. That's why we've got your back. We know what it's like.

Let's talk castles, bratwürste, noun cases, and prepositions in Shmoop's guide to the AP German Language and Culture exam. We don't know about you, but we love a good compound noun. Need we say more? 

Well, in case we do, with this product, you'll...

  • Learn how to cut those tricky compound words down to size.
  • Get tips on how to remember words from ablegen to zwitschern.
  • Find out why exactly Deutschland is das Land der Dichter und Denker.
  • Learn about the ins and outs of the AP German Language and Culture exam.
  • Be able to practice sprechen deutsch out loud to prep for the audio portion of the exam.

Audio? Yes, audio. We've got tons. Get to listening.

What Else Is Inside Shmoop's AP German Language and Culture Exam Prep?

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our Test Prep resources will help you prepare for exams with fun, engaging, and relatable materials that bring the test to life.

Inside the AP German Language and Culture guide, you'll find

  • loads of drill questions to make sure the info sticks.
  • three full-length practice exams that mimic the look and feel of the exam.
  • answer explanations to help figure out where you went wrong…or right.
  • review of the multiple-choice questions, including audio and print texts.
  • review of the free-response sections, including the email, the persuasive essay, the conversation, and the cultural comparison.
  • a glossary of 500 German words with definitions and memorization tricks.
  • test-taking tips and strategies.
  • grammar review (articles! adjectives! subjunctive!)

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