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Czech fluency expressed as a percentage...

One of the things that has kept me motivated with learning German with Duolingo is that it gives you your percentage fluency. So far, there is not percentage fluency in the Czech beta version. Will it be incorporated later?

September 12, 2017



No. Only the first courses have the fluency percentage. Anyway, the percentage number is fake, not really trustworthy, so...


This is an overview of how percentages are defined in Duolingo: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/scores or at least, how they are defined in their official English fluency test. "Expert" probably means "near native": speaks the language like a native speaker. Very few people get there other than living in the country for a number of years. "Proficiency" is what your target should probably be: be able to speak and read the language fluently in all situations, while still occasionally needing a dictionary and still having an accent.


It would be nice. But the latest (10 months ago) statement from the developers says just "Fluency Scores are currently only available for those of you learning Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, and English".


Well, I must say that I'm learning Polish and it features the fluency score – but both Ukrainian and Russian, for example, do not.


How would you define a fluency percentage? What does "100% fluent" mean? Or "80% fluent"? My estimate is that after you finish a tree on duolingo, and you repeated the materials a number of times, you know just enough to start really learning the language. Whatever percentage that is. Don't bother percentages or stages or numbers. Enjoy learning Český, and after completing the tree, buy novels in Čech, go to Prague for a couple of weeks, and keep learning.


I guess they take level 25 which is corresponding to a certain number of experience points as 100%.


The fluency percentage is nonsense anyway. AFAIK, it's only available on the original languages, and I've never seen any indication that Duolingo plan to change that.

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