I am now A1 in French! (officially)
...I PASSED THE FRENCH A1 EXAM YAYYAY!
Total Score: 92/100
Next up's the A2 test. I'll take that sometime next year, wish me luck!
Your hard work is paying off. Best wishes to you in your language journey!
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Yes xD I've used Duolingo solely since the start, I've only used other resources like LingoDeer since last year.
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 =)
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 :-) )
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.
Prendriez-vous l'examen en ligne ? Si oui, où ?
Did you take the exam online? If so, where?
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.
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.
I took the DELF Junior exam, which doesn't have an online version. I took the exam at Alliance Francaise.
Merci beaucoup! If you're going to take a French exam as well, good luck to you too!
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.
Congratulations ! How much time did you spent on learning French to get on the A1 level ?
Felicitations et bonne chance!
I'm pretty sure that's only for Apple. I use a Samsung computer on Windows 10.
I started Duolingo (my first resource) French (my first target language) on the 24th of September, 2015.
:D I'll just assume it means congratulations and say thank you.
Bravo ... Et bienvenue dans la langue française ! Good luck et congratulations !
Jeez, I've been doing French since pre school and I can barely remember the conjugations for drink.
Wait what? No, those are my Duolingo levels, Im talking about the official fluency level.
Félicitations! that is really amazing and inspiring to me. Bravo!! Also, have you completed your duolingo tree?
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.
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.
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.