SAT Subject Test Preparation

English/Mandarin/French/German/Spanish
To Be Assessed Individually

sat_logoSAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects for secondary students who target to obtain an offer from a university located in the United States. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests.

Each Subject Test is an hour long. They are all multiple-choice and scored on a 200–800 scale.

Subject Tests test you on your knowledge of subjects on a high school level. The best way to prepare is to take the relevant courses and work hard in them.

Our SAT Subject Test Preparation classes are available as private lessons – the perfect solution for students who would like to benefit from the undivided attention of the teacher – and in Small Group Preparation Courses with 3 to 5 students – the ideal class size to provide a productive and efficient learning environment with students having the same target.

Our qualified and experienced teachers have access to the latest resources and possess the necessary methodology to ensure a successful preparation for this important college admission test.

For more information on the different Subject Test Preparation classes we offer, feel free to browse through the languages below, or simply send us an email by clicking the button to get further details about our SAT preparation solutions.

Literature Subject Test

Introduction

The Literature Subject Test gives you the opportunity to highlight your strengths in reading and interpreting literary texts from a variety of historical periods and genres. Taking the test also gives you the opportunity to showcase your interests and enhance your college application.

Anticipated Skills

  • Knowledge of basic literary terminology, such as irony, stanza, image, tone, alliteration, and speaker (highly specialised terms are not covered).
  • Understanding of the following literary concepts
  • Overall meaning, including effect and theme
  • Form, including structure, genre, and organization
  • Use of language, including word choice, imagery and metaphor
  • Meanings and connotations of specific words in context
  • Narrative voice, including tone and attitude
  • Characterisation in narrative and dramatic selections

Recommended Preparation

  • 3–4 years of literary study at the college-preparatory level
  • Close, critical reading in English and American literature from a variety of historical periods and genres
  • Reading of complete novels and plays — not just excerpts
  • Independent, critical reading of poetry, prose, and drama

Chinese with Listening Subject Test

Introduction

The Chinese with Listening Subject Test is a great way to demonstrate your knowledge of written and spoken Mandarin. Whether you learned the language in a high school class or outside of school, this test can help you highlight your achievements and interest in the Chinese language.

Anticipated Skills

  • Ability to understand spoken Mandarin Chinese and identify what is being said in short, spoken dialogues and narratives about everyday topics.
  • Ability to complete sentences in a way that is appropriate in terms of structure (grammar), vocabulary, and context.
  • Identifying usage that is both structurally correct and contextually appropriate.
  • Understanding of such points as the main and supporting ideas, themes, and setting of a passage. Some of the passages are based on real-life materials such as timetables, forms, advertisements, notes, letters, diaries, and newspaper articles.

Recommended Preparation

  • 2–4 years of Mandarin Chinese language study in high school, or the equivalent
  • Gradual development of competence in the language over a period of years
  • Review of sample listening questions using a practice CD that EIL can order from the College Board

French (with Listening) Subject Test

Introduction

The French Subject Test is a great way to highlight your knowledge of written French and demonstrate your interest in the French language on your college applications. Plus, a strong score could help you fulfill basic language competency requirements or place out of introductory-level French courses.

Anticipated Skills

  • Knowledge of words representing different parts of speech and some basic idioms within culturally appropriate contexts.
  • Ability to select an appropriate word or expression that is grammatically correct within a sentence. One part of the test contains vocabulary and structure questions embedded in longer paragraphs.
  • Understanding of such points as the main and supporting ideas, themes, and setting of a passage. Selections are drawn from fiction, essays, historical works, newspaper and magazine articles, and everyday materials such as advertisements, timetables, forms, and tickets.
  • Ability to understand spoken language to identify what is presented in a picture or photograph, and what is being said in short and long dialogues or monologues.

Recommended Preparation

  • 3–4 years of study in high school or the equivalent, or two years of strong preparation
  • Gradual development of competence in French over a period of years
  • Review of sample listening questions using a practice CD that your EIL can order from the College Board

German (with Listening) Subject Test

Introduction

The German Subject Test allows you to showcase your ability to read and understand the German language. In addition to complementing or enhancing your admission portfolio, it may also give you a head start in college by allowing you to fulfill basic language competency requirements or place out of introductory level German courses.

Anticipated Skills

  • Knowledge of words representing different parts of speech and some basic idioms within culturally appropriate contexts.
  • Ability to select an appropriate word or expression that is grammatically correct within a sentence. One part of the test contains vocabulary and structure questions embedded in longer paragraphs.
  • Understanding of such points as the main and supporting ideas, themes, and setting of a passage. Selections are drawn from fiction, essays, historical works, newspaper and magazine articles, and such everyday materials as advertisements, timetables, forms, and tickets.
  • Ability to read passages representative of various styles and levels of difficulty. Each test edition has several prose passages followed by questions that test your understanding of the passage. The passages, mostly adapted from literary sources and newspapers or magazines, are generally one or two paragraphs in length and test whether you can identify the main idea or comprehend facts or details in the text.
  • Ability to understand spoken German.

Recommended Preparation

  • 2–4 years of study in high school or the equivalent
  • Gradual development of competence in German over a period of years
  • Review of sample listening questions using a practice CD that your EIL can order from the College Board

Spanish (with Listening) Subject Test

Introduction

The Spanish Subject Test is a great way to highlight your knowledge of Spanish and demonstrate your interest in the Spanish language during the college-admission process. Plus, it could give you a head start in college by allowing you to fulfill basic language competency requirements or place out of introductory-level Spanish courses.

Anticipated Skills

  • Knowledge of words representing different parts of speech and some basic idioms within culturally appropriate contexts.
  • Ability to select an appropriate word or expression that is grammatically correct within a sentence. One part of the test contains vocabulary and structure questions embedded in longer paragraphs.
  • Understanding of such points as the main and supporting ideas, themes, style, tone, and the spatial and temporal settings of a passage. Selections are drawn from prose fiction, historical works, and newspaper and magazine articles, as well as advertisements, flyers and letters.
  • Ability to understand spoken language to identify what is presented in a picture or photograph, and what is being said in short and long dialogues or monologues.

Recommended Preparation

  • 3–4 years of study in high school or the equivalent (two years for advanced students)
  • Gradual development of competence in Spanish over a period of years
  • Review of sample listening questions using a practice CD that your EIL can order from the College Board