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Testing Fluency Levels?

Is there anyway to test how fluent you are? Once I finish my tree, I want to see how fluent I am. Also is there a system of fluency ( I have heard of something like A1,A2 and so on). I'm a bit confused. Can someone help?

May 24, 2015

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

Is there anyway to test how fluent you are? Once I finish my tree, I want to see how fluent I am.

Sure is. A quick google search for"Free online language you are learning tests" should yield quite a few results. For a real pen and paper test, try "language proficiency tests near your city", or something along those lines.

I have heard of something like A1,A2 and so on

It is called CERFL, and is a way of measuring your proficiency.

May 24, 2015

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

It's actually CEFR (common European Framework of Reference for languages). There are free tests available for most target languages but these are not official as they do not test your hearing or conversational skills but they should give you an idea of where you are on the Scale A1-A2 (basic to advanced basic), B1-B2 (intermediate) and C1-C2 (advanced).

PS After finishing your tree on Duo you should be between level A2 and B1 unless you had prior knowledge of the language.

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

I agree with this estimate, but that's if those words are in your active memory, and not just your passive memory. That's why it's so important to keep your tree golden, if not entirely then as much as possible.

May 25, 2015

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There are official tests for levels A1, A2 and B1:

http://www.vox.no/norwegian-language-test/

The most popular text book for immigrants learning Norwegian ("På vei") teaches around 1,800 words (some of which is not in our course), so I think your estimate is a bit on the high side, maybe A2 in reading and writing, but probably not in listening and speaking.

May 25, 2015
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