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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanKulec

What language level does Duolingo give you after 100% finishing the course?

Just curious, I want to speak german. I kinda do but very bad.

January 13, 2018

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[deactivated user]

    Opinions vary.

    For me:

    Writing / Reading - B1

    Hearing / Speaking - A2

    Ignore the fluency percentage on Duolingo... it's as arbitrary as it can be. The xp points and thus levels are completely dependent on the amount of your practice do so it's not a precise metric either.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TaylorHenrique

    There are only 4 lessons left to finish my tree and for sure my level won't change drastically. I reached B1 in writing/reading and A2 in listening/speaking. I think that's the max level you can reach learning all words that Duolingo offers. And also I've used many other resources to improve my German as soon as possible. Maybe just using Duolingo you can reach A2 in every ability.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
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    If you do only duolingo you will hardly be A1, if you do other things you can be A2/B1 (for B1 you really have to do a lot of other things). Not to mention that even "finishing the tree" can be done in different ways. Some people rush through, some people take their time. Do you read/understand the grammar notes? Do you do a lot of repetitions? The best thing you can do is work hard on and outside of Duolingo. Everything you learn will move you forward. Happy learning.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mofalt

    You mean: according to the CEFR/GER (Common European Framework of Reference/Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen)?

    I think it will certainly not exceed B2. But for a compensation you have a bit of playfulness (this is what gamification was called before being en vogue and hyped).


    [deactivated user]

      I think it will certainly not exceed B2

      That's a stretch IMHO.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mofalt

      Indeed. I must confess I am relatively new here (ca. 10 days). So I found out only a while ago that punctuation, orthography, phonetics/phonology, semantics, didactics, and pragmatic considerations do not play too much of a role in task design, and that grammar lessons are rare or non-existent. I would go for a mixture of A1 and A2, with a focus on grammar (in which it maybe exceeds A2, depending on the language) and a lack in vocab (A1 there).

      My experience is mainly based on English, Korean, French, German as of now (I took a closer look at the trees there).


      [deactivated user]

        With lots of practice and effort I think you can reach B1 on the writing/reading front. The problem is really the hearing and the speaking as Duolingo doesn't offer you enough resources for you to practice those items. You will eventually be able to reach A2 on those but just barely.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PunkJesus

        I agree. I think people over estimate their CEFR level.


        [deactivated user]

          Duolingo's playfulness and accessibility creates the impression on some that it's actually easy to master a language, and while it's nice to feel empowered it's also nice to have a reality check.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tatianaabreu

          I have recently completed my German course and I currently have all skills golden at the same time (this requires a bit of daily practise!)

          Numbers say: Level 23 Next level: 1292 XP Total XP: 24708 XP German fluency: 67%

          Good luck and lots of joy in your practise :)


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/penssle

          I think it is level 25. You need 2389 XP to be 'fluent.' You can take the German to English course to strengthen your fluency, too. Good luck


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombatua

          Sorry, no. Level 25 just means you have 30,000 points. It has nothing to do with your fluency. And where do you get the idea that 2,389 points makes one "fluent"? Duolingo's "fluency" statistic is complete and utter crap.

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