Esperanto KER exam (aka Common European Framework of Reference) in June at Stanford University.
The KER exam will be offered at Stanford University in California on the 4th of June. The cost is $38-49 depending on the level taken.
The KER/CEFR is the standard for language testing in the European Union, and the most recognized measure of proficiency in Esperanto. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komuna_e%C5%ADropa_referenckadro
The levels offered are B1, B2, and C1, written test only.
If you are interested in taking the exam, contact Amanda Higley: amanda_higley (at) yahoo.com
The B1 level should be attainable by anyone who has completed the duolingo course. An exam preparation book with sample tests for the various levels has just become available as a free PDF download from: http://edukado.net/upload/enhavo/dosieroj/Ekzamenoj/Esperanto%20de%20nivelo%20al%20nivelo_reta_preta_korektita.pdf
Oh! I don't think I'm even to A1 yet but this gives me something to work toward. The Exam preparation book will make great reading material too. I've downloaded it to my tablet.
Jen unu lingot.
Will the test be given next year as well?
Also I heard a rumor that Duolingo is going to be offering certification testing as well eventually. Does anyone know anything about this?
The test is given every year, but not necessarily in the USA. It depends on the number of people who express interest.
Dankon por la lingot-o :)
Is there an online version of this or a sort of official/unofficial test for esperanto?
I took the B1 level today and thought it seemed tough but fair. Beautiful day at Stanford University!