French SL or German ab inito?Watch
Hi there, for IB I'm not sure whether to take German ab initio or French standard level... What are everyone's thoughts on this? I'm not too keen on languages so I want to go for what would be "easier" (I know this term is subjective and all but I'd still like to know the general consensus). I was originally thinking German as it's ab initio but then I heard that German was very difficult- possibly more difficult than French SL. However I did somehow manage to get an A* at GCSE for French so... what do people recommend?
It is a difficult one to call to be honest. My gut instinct is to say that French SL is harder than German Ab Initio because of the content of the course. If memory serves me right, Ab Initio is to build your knowledge from scratch where as SL is intended to "further" your knowledge of a language. So if you aren't to confident with your French ability, it might be worth doing German. I did German Ab Initio so I'm partially subjective to choosing it over French. The only thing I would say is difficult about German is just remembering sentence structures for your tenses. If you nail that, then the rest is pretty much remember vocab.
I know this is a bit of a vague review but I hope it helps nonetheless
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Good luck with whichever you choose!