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At what point is it appropriate to take a test?

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It says that you can take a test "at any time" but that doesn't seem particularly true. I was hoping to prove to myself that I had made some good progress quite early on; gave it a try and lost 25 points instantly!! it was far to complex for me. Is it possible to be given an indication when it would be a possibility? Duolingo, I love it! I have been trying to find a method of learning for many years; books, tapes, cd's, radio, everything. There is no doubt that I have made most progess with "Duolingo". Thank you so much.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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You can take the test any time, but you will be given questions from all the skills present on Duolingo. It makes sense to try the test after you complete the tree, but if you want to take it earlier, why not? It's up to you.

Personally, I don't see this test as a good measure of my skills. Many Duolingo tasks require remembering specific answers Duo accepts, so if you take a test long after you complete the tree, you may easily fail some questions just because you don't remember the exact wording.

For French, I took a free "training" TCF here: http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr/apprendre-francais/accueil-tcf, it was quite fun.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/louis.vang
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Is there something like that for other languages, like German, English,..

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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I believe there are, but I don't have any specific links. Try to look for "placement test" as rspreng suggested.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wolhay
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I would have loved to have taken the test before actually starting with Duolingo to have been able to see how much progress I've made.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Restermen
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Thanks for all the comments, I think I understand the situation. It's a pity that there aren't tests along the way. Good luck to you all.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John.Red

There are the "unlocking" tests that you use to skip sections...unfortunately those go away when you pass the section. Maybe it would be a good feature to keep those available!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VladRomanenko

+1

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

There are several college placements tests available online that you can take repeatedly and will tell you generally where you are. The sort of test Duo used it its study last year. Do some Googling for "French placement test" and you should be able to find a few, free.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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I haven't tried the test, but as I understand it 5/5 on the test corresponds to completing and remembering the entire course. So if you take it when you're 20% of the way through the course, then 1/5 would count as an excellent result.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
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I think it only makes sense if you already completed the tree. The test will give you tenses and vocables you never learned if you attept it earlier. You can try and see how good you can guess, but don't feel bad if you don't get a good score.

4 years ago