Question: How does Duolingo compare with college spanish?
Hi Duolingo, I know you guys internally have some idea of how the Duolingo course material compares with college spanish (whether SAT II or whatever standardized test). Could you share how it compares? For example, I'm at the third unlock checkpoint - is that like, one semester, one year, or two years? I'm just trying to gauge my learning rate against a real-world equivalent. Thanks!
It doesn't. It's much more elementary than what I learned as a Spanish minor as an undergrad, and it lacks the seminar environment. It's a different beast, one that if it's calibrated to scholastic teaching would probably be more the equivalent of high school Spanish (or German, or French...). Not college. Not by a long shot.