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

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!

May 31, 2015

11 Comments


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

There is the so called KER-ekzameno http://www.edukado.net/ekzamenoj/ker

May 31, 2015

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

Yes, the KER-exam is really legitimate. It's part of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

May 31, 2015

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

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!

June 5, 2015

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

Until Chuck will answer himself, you can have a look at one of his posts from May 9, 2013. Have fun =)

May 31, 2015

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

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. :)

May 31, 2015

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

That would be so awesome!

June 1, 2015

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

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!

June 1, 2015

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

I know there is one in Budapest, Hungary

May 31, 2015

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

In Hungary you can choose Esperanto as one of the foreign languages needed to finish university studies.

May 31, 2015

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

Lernu.net also gives exams but I don't know if they are internationally recognized.

June 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Knight

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.

June 1, 2015
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