Retaking the placement test
When I started Duolingo my French wasn't nearly as good as it is now, several years later (I've lived in France, immersed in the language, for part of that time). I would now like to retake the placement test in order to reflect my current French aptitude, without having to plod through gaining thousands of experience points in order to level up. Is there any way for users to retake the placement test at any point in their language journey on Duo? Or is it only possible when you first sign up for an account? Thanks very much for any answers!
You can retake the placement test anytime.
Just log out and act as if you don't have an account yet, it will ask you to take a placement test without signing back in. Just don't create a new account afterward :-)
You can reset your French tree here (Settings, "Learning language", "Reset or remove languages"), then you can take the test again. My advice is to do one lesson, then test out of one of checkpoints. (You can test out further as well) That's because the placement test still needs more work (on Duolingo's side), it could underestimate your knowledge.
(minor edit for clarification)
Comment avez-vous accès au cours de japonais ? Do you understand me ? I'm french.. You can reply to me ?
J'ai bien peur que non, mais, je peux dire il à vous en Anglais. Apparemment, la méthode ne travaille pas plus. Quand même, le voilà:
I'm actually exploiting a bug. If you look for "language-choice" in HTML Inspector (Ctrl+Shift+C in Firefox, Windows) and change one of your languages to match Japanese info (like edit every "sw" to "ja" and "Swahili" to "Japanese" under it, and "level 2" to "level 1") and click on the course you edited, it'll register you to the Japanese course. As I said, it usually doesn't work, best not to bother!