https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

I am now A1 in French! (officially)

So.........

...I PASSED THE FRENCH A1 EXAM YAYYAY!

Total Score: 92/100

Reading: 25/25
Writing: 24/25
Listening: 20/25
Speaking: 23/25

Next up's the A2 test. I'll take that sometime next year, wish me luck!

July 6, 2018

77 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

Félicitations !

Your hard work is paying off. Best wishes to you in your language journey!

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Merci beaucoup, et bonne chance a(accent) vous aussi!

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

hmm. alt + 0224

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MightyAthena

à, it works. merci. any more suggestions.

July 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/-w.wiuzyn

hi

July 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ThanhHuy512720

hello mod

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffy-Dasher

Congrats dude!!!

Did Duolingo bring you to that point? :)

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/seizetheday92

I have the same question.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Yes xD I've used Duolingo solely since the start, I've only used other resources like LingoDeer since last year.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffy-Dasher

If you've been studying French since last year, I personally think you're at least an A2 minimum and just don't know it yet! Congrats =)

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

No, I started Duolingo, my first resource, on 24 September 2015

July 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mereade

Congratulations!

I usually don't do the low level exams but I wonder: has it helped you with your studies or at least the motivation? Do you plan to take (and pay) the exams one by one without skipping? Why? I am considering to do this in another language (I've already got all the French certification I need) and would like to know, whether the low levels are worth it (I don't know anyone taking them, so you might be a source of new information, if you'd be so kind, please :-) )

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Well, I intend to take them one by one, since over here you can get 4 external credits for one diploma ;). Yes, it has definitely helped with my motivation, and I feel like I'm working harder for A2 now than before.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaptianKaos8

Prendriez-vous l'examen en ligne ? Si oui, où ?

Did you take the exam online? If so, where?

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mereade

There is no official online French exam. There are several you can choose to take in person.

All the tests online are just for orientation and help with guessing one's level, not for writing in CVs.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageButcher

Do you know any good online ones?

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mereade

Dialang is one of the options but I don't know much about these, my interest in online tests started later, at the intermediate levels. But a bit of googling is bound to show you some good results. There are not that many differences between the online tests. Just always keep on mind what they are really testing and what is left out for practical reasons. And don't trust them too much, I sometimes get different results by 2 cefr levels, depending on the test.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

I took the DELF Junior exam, which doesn't have an online version. I took the exam at Alliance Francaise.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GeneralGinne

Congrats! Good luck on A2. I'll be doing my A2 test next year as well. :)

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

:) Thanks, and good luck to you as well!

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/-.-hello

Félicitations ! Good luck on your A2

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Thank you! Good luck in your journey as well!

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gryphowl

That is incredible and well done with the A1 along with the marks!

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Merci beaucoup! If you're going to take a French exam as well, good luck to you too!

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lelionetleloup

Je voulais juste vous feliciter de franchir le D.E.L.F.niveau A1, tant mieux pour vous. Je voudrais egalement vous souhaiter bonne chance pour l'avenir.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

Congratulations, WaterPolyglot! Where did you take the test?

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Alliance Francaise, DELF Junior.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheDaisyMoon

Congratulations ! How much time did you spent on learning French to get on the A1 level ?

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

I started learning French on the 24th of September, 2015.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lonelyswirls

Congratulations!~

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Thanks!

July 6, 2018

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    Felicitations et bonne chance!

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    Merci beaucoup, si tu prends l'examen aussi, bonne chance a(accent) vous!

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/rena_rouge_7

    BTW, if you want to add äćçêñtš to letters, just press down on the key and a bar will appear above your curser with accent options.

    July 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    I'm pretty sure that's only for Apple. I use a Samsung computer on Windows 10.

    August 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

    Félicitations!

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    Merci!

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/suzi957216

    good luck and well done

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    Merci beaucoup!

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

    Congrats!!! How long did it take you?

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    I started Duolingo (my first resource) French (my first target language) on the 24th of September, 2015.

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JeanLuks

    Congrats dude! Félicitations!

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    Merci beaucoup, Jean!

    July 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Samantha536053

    Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    Thanks!

    July 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JungHyunRyu

    félicitation! c'est génial

    July 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    merci beaucoup!

    July 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/-w.wiuzyn

    let's make friends ◕ܫ◕

    July 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Myrthe846736

    Félicitations! Bonne chance with studying for your A2 exam!

    July 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    Merci! Bonne chance dans votre francais aussi!

    July 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaTodd2

    how do you access these tests

    July 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

    I paid for them. It's the official French diploma test, after all.

    July 7, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

      July 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

      Um.

      :D I'll just assume it means congratulations and say thank you.

      Thank you!

      July 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lawrence823577

      Congratulations! How much time it took to reach this level?

      July 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

      September 24th, 2015 was the date I started :D

      July 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/pom666

      Bravo ... Et bienvenue dans la langue française ! Good luck et congratulations !

      July 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kateykr

      AWESOME!

      July 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/E.Galey

      Excellent! Très bien! Félicitations!

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/TheClawFather

      Jeez, I've been doing French since pre school and I can barely remember the conjugations for drink.

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

      w<

      Don't worry. I can barely remember how to say the alphabet.

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ioanna678593

      Congratulations! After 22/25 on duolingo you have A1 level officially?

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

      Wait what? No, those are my Duolingo levels, Im talking about the official fluency level.

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/coolkidlanguage

      félicitations

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

      Merci!

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/arctic.

      That's awesome! Congratulations and good luck on your next test!

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

      What is your study plan to achieve A2? You are already at Level 22.

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/MightyAthena

      Félicitations! that is really amazing and inspiring to me. Bravo!! Also, have you completed your duolingo tree?

      July 9, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

      Yes, I completed it a few years ago.

      August 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

      Bonjour à tous !

      If you would like to change your keyboard so that you can use the French accents, check out this post with a step-by-step guide: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28208338

      August 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/krazychris61

      I'm currently hoping to take the A1 Exam in 9-10 months. I'm hoping to achieve it using only Duolingo. How many lesson a day would you recommend I should do to help achieve this? And belated Congratz on your achievement. I hope your studies for A2 have been going well.

      December 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

      I hope you will consider supplemental sources as well. Duolingo has its strengths (spaced repetition, availability at anytime, a robust and helpful community), but also its weaknesses (no oral interaction with native speakers, no passages with context, short and limited listening opportunities, etc.). A language test will not just test your writing skills and your ability to reproduce a short phrase, but will also test your listening comprehension, your speaking skills, and your ability to use the language logically in simple scenarios. For an A1 level you will need to be able to introduce yourself, talk about your interests/hobbies, describe the people in your life (family/friends), and use basic sentences to talk about time, weather, or describe things around you. This takes some practice with another person. I also recommend that you listen to stories, music, and short news clips in French to further develop your ear. It becomes fun and interesting to see and hear the language being used outside of drills with Duo.

      In short, Duolingo can help build a good foundation, but you will need additional resources to progress.

      December 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kateykr

      I hear what you're saying that no one program (yet?) provides absolutely every exposure a person needs to be so fluent and I agree. But I would also like to add that I've seen recently on Duolingo's app where they let you buy time with live chats (oral interactions) with language teachers. They also have passages with context/listening opportunities with their Stories - which (for some reason) are available only online @ the website (duolingo.com). They also have podcasts, which right now are only in Spanish to my knowledge, but I suspect they'll come out with French/others. I do agree that books and immersion and movies etc. will all be essential to the learner but I hope that this information here helps someone to be able to access more help and info with DL than they might have known about.

      December 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/konstadinos78

      good luck for your exams. hallo there. how many and which skills are of A1, also for A2, also for B1 ? thank you

      March 31, 2019
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