International certificate or diploma for Esperanto?
Is there any internationally recognized exam to certify Esperanto competences of the candidates? Like TOEFL or TOEIC, DELF or DALF, DELE etc.
Please give me some links.
P.S. I really appreciate comments on Esperanto grammar from contributors. Thanks a lot, guys!
Yes, the KER-exam is really legitimate. It's part of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Yes, I plan on taking the KER next year. It is supposed to be offered at Stanford once a year (as well as in Europe a bit more often) but I missed it this year. I have an email from Amanda Higley explaining that the exam at Stanford was cancelled this year, but that the registration deadline for it is 1st of March. She also stated that the exam will be offered at the UK in Lille on the 31st of July. Sadly, I have no money to go to France!
That's exactly what I was going to post, thanks Alex! I just want to add that I imagine sometime in the future, Duolingo will also offer official Esperanto exams, but that's still quite a ways off. :)
I just read through the wiki post for the Common European Framework, and the Duolingo English test is recognised on that, so maybe Esperanto will be a possibility!
In Hungary you can choose Esperanto as one of the foreign languages needed to finish university studies.
They're not very good. They're wooden, and poor measures of actual learning and prowess with the language. It favors the old-school language-learner's "How right are you" mentality over "How much can you do?" that defines newer language-teaching theory. Ahem, I'm speaking as an actual teacher, so... harsh criticism and whatnot.