https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan_M1

Adding to your LinkedIn profile. How do I get above elementary estimated ?

Hi All, I like the idea of adding duolingo to my LinkedIn profile, its another way to invest in achieving my target, getting to a better level, increasing my motivation and so on. Any ideas what the threshold is to be above elementary ? I am currently on 20% fluency and this registers as elementary. Maybe 40-50% is the next level ? Thanks

September 1, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/matfran2001

I don't think it is a good idea, really.

Any employer may know that most people that have around 60% in Duolingo (the Duolingo fluency score I mean), wouldn't pass an official A2 exam, (no matter if Duolingo says it is "advanced").

It is actually impossible to know a person's real level in a given language looking only at Duolingo flags, levels or fluency scores.

September 1, 2016

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

If you really want a corporate job, LinkedIn is the way to go. On the other hand, including something like language acquisition might send the wrong message. It's better to pepper your résumé with words like core competency, best practice or corporate values and other ambiguous jibber-jabber.

September 1, 2016

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

Ah! The skill of cobbling together a résumé peppered with shite terms and phrases because you know it is exactly what they want to read (even though you know you can do the job with one eye closed). Oh, the memories ;D Glad I don't have to bother with that ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ anymore....

September 3, 2016

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

I think the range for intermediate is from 40 - 60%. I can tell you for certain that I waited until I hit 42 to link to LinkedIn and I am listed as intermediate. For people who want to apply for positions where their language skills are critical I would suggest a CEFR exam just Google CEFR and the languages ie German to find someone who administers it.

September 1, 2016

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

PS finish the tree and make all of the skills gold at least once a day for a week should get you to a low 40 at least it did me. Three months later I am at 44 and holding but I've started the reverse tree and am still learning so I'm satisfied

September 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan_M1

Yes, this was just a question, I don't expect any employer to take a Duolingo level seriously (most wouldn't take the LinkedIn profile seriously in the first place). My point is that I would not add 'Duolingo elementary estimated' to my profile, as this doesn't count for anything. Intermediate shows you've done something at least and have proven it on a recognised platform to some extent. Personally I will prove my level with the CEFR exam levels, this is taken seriously by employers. Thanks for the info KenBookmye!

September 1, 2016
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