European language levels
Could someone tell me how the European language levels (A1, A2, B1, etc) equate to the levels in Duolingo? I'm particularly interested in German.
There was a discussion in the past two weeks about what level you could expect to test at if you finished the tree. I think the consensus was A2 for most people, B1 for others, but it will obviously vary.
Edit: I tracked it down for you ... https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1597518
http://einstufungstest.dw.de/ Here is nice test from Deutsche Welle. There are separate tests for different levels and the results show how well are you at that level.
I took it for different levels and I think it measures knowledge pretty well. However there is one thing - this test is everytime the same, so you cannot use it as a measurement of your progress.
And there was much said about levels and how they are related to Duolingo, but I can add my personal view. I am around B2 in German (not very strong, rather closer to lower border), but Duolingo tree was not so hard to pass. There were moments when it took me more time to pass the skill, but in general I had steady progress on my tree. Of course I learned or refreshed many things, but I knew much already.
Well with French things look different for me. I am level A2 (I had test at the university few month ago) and it is not so easy for me to progress on my tree now (I am around the middle of it). I am stuck for a longer time, so maybe I need some extra work and focus.
So from my experience - Duolingo gets you higher than A2, but probably lower than B2.