https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio

webCAPE exam

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I've just received an e-mail from Duolingo, offering me a chance to take "the official German webCAPE exam" for free. What's this about?

June 28, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio
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Thank you. So Duolingo gets to test its success and I get to test mine. Sounds like a good deal.

June 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya
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I just did two of the exams. They can be done pretty quickly (~15 minutes each). Nice feature.

June 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio
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Good to know. I've been wondering how much time to guard for it.

June 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/buffalump21
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I just took the Webcape exam in French and was pleasantly surprised by my result after about 4 months of using Duo. Being British, I had never heard of it before. However, I went to the website of NYU where there is a conversion chart which tells you where you would be placed if you wanted to study French there. Nice to know that I was just one point away from being placed on a course at intermediate level when I was definitely at the lower end of elementary when I started Duo. :0)

P.S.My score was 378 which apparently would put me into a 3rd semester course at NYU. Does anyone know what this means i.e. how many semesters per year are there in each US university year?

October 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chibi_usa

There are 2 semesters a year (taking summers off) that would mean you would be beginning your second year at NYU. Way to go! :)

October 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/buffalump21
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Wey, hey! That's awesome. Thanks for the info. Do you know how many years an undergraduate does at NYU?

October 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chibi_usa

It is 4 years at (almost) any university in the USA and Canada, you can shorten it by taking more classes in the years though. NYU is the same, acquiring an undergraduate degree at NYU takes 4 years. :p sorry for being so long winded. I hope I helped you :)

October 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/buffalump21
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thanks :-)

October 22, 2013
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