https://www.duolingo.com/Lokalkolorit

Duolingo launches Language Proficiency Exams - Just like TOEFl

The Duolingo community has now been learning several languages for over two years. More and more user's are getting to high language levels and have developed good language skills with the help of Duolingo.

At this level the one asks oneself how god one actually is! In order To Find out about that one has the great option to complete some test like TOEFL. The costs of a TOEFL exam for example, which is a test for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities, ranges from $160 to $250.

Last week Duolingo announced that it will begin to offer a cheap app-based English proficiency exam starting May 13. The test will only Cost $20 and will be available on Android-based phones.

Targeted at people in developing countries Luis von Ahn hopes that the test will soon be accepted by universities and companies as proof of language proficiency for people wich speak English as a Foreign Language.

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https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Soon be accepted may be a stretch. But if they can amass enough legitimate evidence that the test does what tests are supposed to do, why not? I wonder how they will assure that the person whose score is posted is actually the person that took the test. ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lokalkolorit

According to the Journal, tests will only be given on smartphones with front-facing cameras and to demonstrate that no one else is present test-taker will have to rotate the device 360 degrees. Suspicious ongoing looks away from the screen are also going to be indicators that the person may be cheating. In addition Duolingo will record all sound and video during the exam, and can review 60 exams an hour.

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https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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I am guessing web cams? But checking that they are not cheating will be more difficult.

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do you have a reference for this? May 13th sounds awfully soon. I know they have recruited people to correlate test scores with TOEFL scores, but I was not aware they were already so far in their work. Would be great news though!

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wonderful! Thanks you :-) Here have a few lingots!

Edit: haha I love the comments about Rosetta Stone! Hilarious!

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https://www.duolingo.com/J-Steven

I too am surprised to find that they were already this far in this project. This is in my opinion one of the biggest features they've introduced ever since they launched the Incubator last fall.

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This is a great news. I always hesistate to take TOEFL because it costs that much and only valid for 2 years @.@

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

Great step, too, towards accepted proficiency exams for other languages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s_owla

This is amazing!! And so soon!! :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/cjholloway

Elated that there will be such a test, dismayed that the only platform will be Android-based phones.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lokalkolorit

I am sure android is just going to be the start!

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