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Placement Test

I made some silly mistakes on my Spanish placement test because I was rushing. Can I retake it?

Update: Guys, come on. Four downvotes? I’m not talking about school… >_< duolingo.com/placement/[two-letter language ID]

Get your facts straight.

May 7, 2014



I think you can delete Spanish from your languages and re-select it as a new course, then you can take the test again. But I think you will lose all Spanish lesson history and related points?

May 7, 2014


I don’t want to take the risk of getting the same or lower level.

May 9, 2014


Well, the answer is actually quite simple. You go to your settings, then delete Spanish, and then retake it. Your level will not be lower or the same. However, the placement test's difficulty calculating system is a little bad if you ask me. Sometimes they'll ask me something easy then jump immediately to hard and vice-versa, or they might always ask easy things throughout the entire test. I've been taking it for the past few hours. I am fluent in Spanish, but according to duolingo, I'm not. It is quite [quite quite quite quite quite] frustrating, but persistence is key!

August 29, 2015


The placement test is really bad. I tested at 30 crowns, but I can easily test out of every level of every exercise I'm given. I REALLY want to do some of the exercises hard enough to challenge me, but I can't get there.

November 8, 2018


Same prbl :-(

February 4, 2019


Hi ronathanfox! Are you talking about the Certificate Test on DuoLingo? If yes, then yes, you can retake it by visiting the Lingot Store and paying 25 Lingots for it. However, if you are talking about a placement test for your school education or such, then I'm afraid I can't answer you... Hope this helps! :)

May 7, 2014


duolingo.com/placement/[two-letter language ID]

May 9, 2014


It seems like they have closed this shortcut. It redirected me to the front page.

October 4, 2014


Idk. I just did it and it worked fine. The language ID for Spanish is es. For Danish, da, for German, de.

October 13, 2014
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