Update on the German CEFR Certified Course?

What has been going on with the German course? There was been a lot of talk about CEFR being used to synchronize languages like Spanish, French, and German to many of the European language teaching standards. Spanish and French are CEFR certified and can teach you between A2 and B1. Apparently, the German course is still A1, and it barely goes in depth to A2.

The CEFR German course is said to be in the works, but we haven't gotten any updates for a long while now.

There has been a recent update made about 2 weeks ago, concerning the CEFR German course. Evidently, it seems, that new language learners, as of about 2+ weeks ago, will not be seeing any CEFR German course. Rather, they will be learning with the course we have at the moment.

Which only raises the following questions. Was the CEFR German course unsuccessful? Did new users not engage as frequently with the app in comparison to the current German course? Did the new users do fewer lessons on average in comparison to the current German course?

What happened? A lot of people, including myself, have been looking forward to this CEFR German course for a long while now.

Feel free to correct me on anything I've gotten wrong.

June 11, 2019


It's been longer than 4 week actually, I could remember attempting to have my friend register for Duolingo German until he got the CEFR course because he wanted to get back into learning German, but told me the course was too over the place for him. I tried about 30 times for him and the same tree popped up. So I offered my alt account but he declined to take it. I was hoping that the tree was still being tested, oh well.

June 15, 2019

The Spanish and French (and the anticipated German) DL courses are NOT certified, they just more or less cover the material required for levels A1/A2. You still only get an owl and a golden tree at the end.

Last I heard about the new German tree was that it still was being A/B tested.

June 11, 2019

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    I'm wondering the same thing.

    June 12, 2019
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