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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianofPeace

Can someone become certified in

Esperanto? Can someone become C2 (for example) in Esperanto and if so how?

December 30, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vanege

Yes, you can be certified by a CEFR/CEF exam = KER-ekzameno, for B1, B2 and C1 levels. http://www.edukado.net/ekzamenoj/ker/statistiko

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

I didn't know about the C1 level.

But actually, why would anyone take a test to measure your Esperanto level?

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vanege

The exam itself looks fun.

Well, if you want to teach Esperanto somewhere (in Duolingo for exemple :wink:), it is one of the quickest ways (but not the only way) to show your credibility. I already put Esperanto into my resume, and saying I have passed an exam would show that I am an invested person (and raise the academic prestige of Esperanto :wink:)

I think preparing the exam is a good reason to meet other Esperantists. Social thing. :p

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

ITK (the Foreign Language Training Center of Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary) does exams at B1 - B2 - C1 levels for those who would like an official certificate from a recognised education authority.

Vanege linked you to a page from where you can find out more about those exams. You can sit them in temporary testing centres around the world, often organised by local Esperantists.

I'm not aware of any official C2 certifications for Esperanto.

Other countries may also have local certifications, but Hungary is a bit special because you can take Esperanto at university level (and supposedly, many Hungarians do so to fulfil the foreign language requirement as "the easy option" if they don't really want a foreign language... some of them stay in the Esperanto sphere, some forget it as soon as they finish their studies).

December 30, 2015
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