Spanish Placement Test After Using Duolingo
Hey everyone - I just took the Computer Adaptive Placement Exam (CAPE) series from Brigham Young University. This is the standard placement test used at my university, NC State. I scored a 342 and placed in to the second semester beginner Spanish course, 102. I was only 4 points away from being placed in to the third semester intermediate Spanish, 201.
I took two years of Spanish in high school, my last course was in my Sophomore year 2004-2005. I haven't used Spanish since and have little to no environmental exposure to Spanish.
I began relearning Spanish when I joined Duolingo about a month ago. My progress on Duolingo has been steady and I have just passed the first "lock" in the Spanish course. I have supplemented learning on Duolingo with spaced repetition notecard studying with Anki and I have used Pimsleur (I'm up to lesson 14 in Spanish I) for audio comprehension.
Even though this was not my first introduction to the language, I am excited by the progress I have made in a month. Thanks Duolingo!
You are just the sort of student that most benefits from Dulingo . I use this program for daily practice and I think it is an excellent adjunct to learning , along with conversation and grammar lessons. I enjoy the concept of translating from the internet , and look forward to articles to translate that are more current , or from Wikipedia.
Awesome to get this "real world" example of how effective the duolingo course is. I'm currently taking a beginner university Spanish course, but after getting fed up with my progress in it, switched to using almost exclusively duolingo. I have my exam at the end of this month, so fingers crossed I'm able to achieve the same level of success as you.