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Which CEFR level (A2, B1 for example) are we roughly on when we finish all the exercises in German?

May 17, 2018



I think it is A2 or low B1. This is an interesting thread on this topic:. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27301338


Looks informative, thank you


I'm 60% of the way through the German tree, and I passed Deutsche Welle's A2 test, albeit with a mediocre mark.


Does this German Wave ;-) test include conversation/speaking?


Alas, no. But I have a native speaker available, and he generally understands what I try to say.


Gut gemacht!


I would say A1/A2 among all the skills, with strong and weak spots: you should be able to pick up the sound of the language and understand the basic idea of a discourse within the limited scope allowed by the taught vocabulary, written text will be easier to understand than spoken language and writing will be (a lot) easier than speaking, but still rudimentary.

TL;DR: written > spoken; understading > expressing

Duolingo is very good in gamifying the experience, keeping you motivated while drilling stuff in your head, what it can't do is give you a lot of inputs and interactions that a communication tool like a language requires to be mastered.


Totally agree about pros and cons of duolingo, thanks


It depends.

I would "guesstimate" at least decent B1 in reading and listening (German is not hard to listen to, and if you remember all the words you learned here, then you should be fine on B1 level).

Writing... it depends - A2/B1, depending on how much you will remember about the grammar etc.

Speaking - Duolingo doesn't train you to speak much, so it would be A2, if you remember words and know what you want to say.

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