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CEFR competence reference level - reading/speaking

GaryLaRowe
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Has anyone ever taken a CEFR competence test? I eventually want to do one for Spanish, German and maybe Italian which I plan on maintaining mainly for travel not employment; just to gauge my proficiency. I'm guessing I'm about B1 for Spanish (use at work to practice with native speakers, movies and try to read books), A2 for German (watch movies in German and try to read books. A1/2 (don't use much except practice favorite phrases).

Thanks

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/MikeNolan6

I was looking into this yesterday. The tests aren't inexpensive ($180-$300) and the nearest testing center is about 500 miles away from me, so it doesn't seem like something I'm likely to do soon. I doubt I'm to A2 level in French yet, but hopefully I would pass A1.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
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You can take the online free tests to get an idea. For German listening comprehension is a very weak area. For example for A1 you will need to listen to gate numbers (airport or similar) and Duolingo does not make teach the alphabet, also prices, times, phone numbers. Those are simple things but you need to practice them. Those are tests like the SAT you have to study to take the test, the tests have specific formats so if you practice you have an advantage.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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If you Google CEFR test (language) you will see some language schools offering a free online CEFR test to enable them to estimate your level in case you wish to join the school. These are not the full competance test but they should give you a good indication of your level and make more sense than spending big bucks on the official test.

1 year ago