Spanish B1 at Duolingo Level 12!
I took the Lengalia Spanish Placement Test, the one with the six levels (Beginner - A1, A2, Intermediate - B1, B2 and Advanced - C1, C2. I have been on Duolingo for about a year now (though I did little to no Duolingo this past summer) and have reached Level 12 on Duolingo. I am also taking Spanish 3 in school but honestly I have found group classes inaffective in teaching languages. I took this test and was placed in B1.
Having never taken this placement test before I am unsure whether or not I should be satisfied with this result. Is it behind where I should be? Ahead? Or does it sound about right? Any input is welcome!
Remember-everyone is at their own level. I think that you're very advanced in Spanish. Quite an improvement to jump from an A2 to a B1. Why not buy a different test in the lingot store?
"Is it behind where I should be?" -- that is up to you, not a bunch of strangers on a forum. If you are satisfied, then good. If not, then put in more time studying your language and use external resources.
EDIT: Congrats. B1 is a big step up from A2, even though it doesn't sound like it. Those levels are quite distinct and B1 is indicative of quite a bit of work and learning.
Congratulations on getting that B1. It is a significant achievement and I think you should be proud. iBien trabajo!
To answer your question, though, yes it sounds about right to me. I also scored B1 at about the same time that I reached Level 12 and finished my tree. So, assuming you have also finished the tree, that is the same as you. I had taken a lot of Spanish for years (many cycles of learning and forgetting) before I found Duo, so a lot of it was review for me. It was immensely helpful, but since it was review, I was able to work through it quickly. Classes help, but Duo makes the language work its way into my brain better. There's no substitute for face to face conversation, however.
After I finished my tree, I went to Mexico and took a three week immersion course with tons of conversation practice and since I came home I retook the test and got a B2!
UPDATE: This is the test I took two times, after I finished my tree (B1) and a month later after I finished my course in Mexico (B2): http://ave.cervantes.es/
I just took the test that you took (http://www.lengalia.com/) and got C1!!! I am very surprised at that because my skills don't match the description of that level at all, and I do think it is an easier test. So you might want to also try the cervantes test and see how you do on it.
Yes I am thinking that Lengalia is a significantly easier test, as I got B1 but really am not really close to finishing my tree, than many out there, but congratulations on getting C1! I will try the Cervantes test when I get the time.