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How do Duolingo levels correspond to reading levels for French?

I'm trying to understand what grade/age level I may be on determined by where I am in the Duolingo tree. Any ideas? I searched the forum but couldn't find anything.

May 8, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

When you finish the whole tree - to level 5 - you should be reading at an A2 level.


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    In terms of French native speakers, Duolingo won't get you to the level of a 3 or 4 year old, or even a bright 2 year old - so you cannot compare your level to a grade or age of natural speaker.

    And people on here are from many countries - with very different approaches to teaching languages in school.

    It is about the level of a 15-year old in an English school who only started studying in senior school - so after 4 years of teaching as just one of around a dozen different school subjects.

    If you know the UK system, 16 year olds take GCSE, which is A2 for the low grades and B1 for the top grades across all four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Duolingo on its own can get your reading to A2 (at best - it does depend on your study method too), but not your other skills.

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