I've finished my Spanish tree! :)
It has taken about 2 years on and off but I have finally done it! Do you know if this would be something that I can put on my CV? Is it considered an actual qualification?
First to congratulate you! :) Mine took 18 months. You'd have to take an external test now and your score would determine what you would put on your CV.
Is the external test a qualification like a GCSE or is it a test online which tells you your Spanish speaking level?
I don't even know... google it. There are plenty of tests online. Try the National Spanish Exams. Honestly, I don't really know what I'm talking about, so you should try to get information from someone who does. :)
I think a pretty good way to measure your progress after you finish the Spanish tree is to buy and complete a Progress Test in the lingot store. Also, try to complete the reverse English from Spanish tree. It really helps!
I wouldn't put DuoLingo on my CV, per se, but I would put something like, "Spanish B1," after taking the test. (I recently tested at B1 after a year with both DuoLingo & Verbling.)
How is your speaking/understanding? Are you comfortable with both? I found that DuoLingo gave me great reading/writing skills, but speaking and especially verbal comprehension were lacking. I've been using verbling.com/i/cat1 for live interactive classes ($1-2/hour) & privates ($9+/hour). You can always watch classes (live & recorded) for free & your first week of unlimited classes is free! Now, I am actually able to speak with and understand so much Spanish.
Congratulations! I started my Spanish Tree 9 days ago. Regarding the qualification, you would need to pass a recognized test to establish your level. In regards to German, I indicate Basic German in my CV. Enjoy your day
buen trabajo, acabo de terminar mi arbol de espanol tambien! es una cualificacion, ahora eres fluido en el espanol y puedes ponerlo en tu curiculum
You'd need to do a recognised test to put it on your cv,the recognised test is called the DELE and you can sit them twice a year in different centres at different levels. I'd be surprised if anyone was beyond a b1 from just completing duolingo, at the very most. I've almost completed my tree but when,I do top up lessons in Spain every six months I'm still at beginner level (a2 at best). You can find a free Spanish level test to do online which will tell you roughly your level, this is the level you should sit your DELE in.