finishing the duolingo courses eaqual which level in CEFR
I am going to learn German for pleasure and I want to know that aftar finishing that I will be where A2 B1 or B2
I have seen at lot of these disscussions and most people tend to agree that it would get you to A2 in reading and A1/2 in speaking, listening and writing. However if you are using a lot of other resources like going to a class and stuff like that then they would get you to B1+ but then it wouldn't really be duolingo doing it.
Basically the highest Duolingo can get you is A2 but if you worked hard and were using other resources you would get better
Edit for link : http://www.examenglish.com/CEFR/cefr.php
I fully agree, after completing the course A2 in reading/writing and A1 in listening/speaking is realistic.
Personally I started Spanish with Duolingo, but I also had a tandempartner and a semester course afterwards. After that I was barely able to pass the DELE B1 exam. With Duolingo alone I would have definitely failed.
Yh I have learnt both using solely using Duolingo and in classes. In classes it took me a few years to get to B1 and using just duolingo I never got anywhere near the level of the language I studied off of it. I think people often really underestimate how hard actually learning a language, especially within language communities. On average it takes hundreds of hours to reach a deccent level and it is said to take 1,000 hours to get to C1/2 and if you are learning on of the 'difficult ones' it can be almost 3000 hours!
https://www.languagetesting.com/how-long-does-it-take/ These numbers are also based off of intensive study which duolingo is not really