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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

TEG EXAMS VS JUNIOR CERT HIGHER LEVEL

Hi guys, does anyone know what the teg exams are? Well if yes does anyone know what level is Junior cert Higher level equal to (for example, is it B1/B2?) I know it's very hard to know as these exams aren't made to be compared , but hopefully someone will have an idea!

Thanks

June 5, 2015

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

My unscientific opinion would be around TEG A2


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

It looks like the TEG levels correspond to those of the Common European Framework reference levels, but I don’t know how the Junior Certificate levels correspond to them. Do the Junior Cert levels have recommended hours of study associated with them, which might help to map them to the TEG levels?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

I am not sure where i could find the recommended hours of study for Junior cert irish, but it is Level 3 on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) do maybe i'll try and find a link between that and the CEFR levels.


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

Having taken the B2 exam, and knowing what the level of Irish is like among school children, I'd highly doubt the Leaving Cert, let alone the Junior Cert, would qualify as a B2.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

I would definitely agree with you on that. Just out of curiousity , have you taken the C1/C2 exam yet? Asuming that you want(ed) to.


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

No. C1 is only available in Ireland, amd C2 hasn't been made. And I've still got some work to do, especially with listening comprehension.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

Okay , well i am sure you will do well! I am considering doing the A2 exam next summer.


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

Well, there's the average level of students in general and there's the standard amongst good students. Leaving cert higher level is actually a pretty high standard. Here's an example of an A student at higher level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aom3UVC7z5w .Céard a ceapann tú? TEG B1 or B2?


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

B1 maybe. Sounded really memorizef to me. And the B2 speaking involved stuff you couldn't study for.


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

Yeah, there's always going to be an element of memorisation in this kind of exam, but you could still hear her skill in questions like 'tell me a funny incident' and 'how to make a cup of tea', don't think she pre-prepared those!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackmchugh12

that was easy to understand especially with the irish subtitles. And well i am talking about Junior Cert and i am guessing it is probably between A2 and B1


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidColli4

I know the leaving cert spanish fits in around the B1 of CEFR. Junior, could be A2. For irish i imagine the aspiration would be higher.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cill._.jm

What do you think about the end of primary school? A2 maybe?

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