Where are you in your French? (test)
For being free, Duolingo does a great job; but it obviously doesn't get you the whole way in your language learning. Taking a test can help you find your level. Duolingo does have a test, but I don't think it's accurate. Here is a test I liked:
I scored 40%
Please post your results and tell me where you are on your French tree.
I scored 80%. The data from the self-reported scores (above) are quite noisy, but I still ran a regression that suggests a strong connection between level and score.
Predictions of Model:
Level = 5, 10, 15, 20, 25
Score = 0.45, 0.54, 0.63, 0.71, 0.78
(I dropped Ginkkou's score for obvious reasons)
I'm impressed! This test may be harder for you. http://www.transparent.com/learn-french/proficiency-test.html
I've just done the other test you gave (transparent.com) and got 79%, and that was harder, yes.
I have finished several French "trees" here (French from English, French from Spanish, French from Italian, English from French, Spanish from French and Italian from French) and I have also read some French books and texts.
I started studying French (and the other languages, bar Spanish and English) from scratch, here on Duolingo, about 13 months ago.
In the Progress Quiz, I got 5.00/5.00 the last eight times (I do it every two weeks, more or less).
35%. In my defense, I still haven't mastered all the tenses nor genders. I have quite a bit of work to do if I hope to speak français au Québec. (That is right, yes?)
Edit: Retook it and got a 45%. I've finished my tree, but now I must go back and become an expert with it.
I got 85% on the france-langue test and an 81% on the transparent test. I finished my tree a few months ago.
Once I finished the tree, I started taking conversation classes locally and doing the occasional Verbling lesson to improve my speaking, which was definitely a weak point and the hardest thing to work on on my own.