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What is the definition of fluency?

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To add new languages to the incubator, Duolingo requires you to be fluent in those languages. Is there a clearly defined definition of this, such as a CEFR or ILR score? I would like to contribute to the Spanish to Portuguese or Portuguese to Spanish, but I'm not sure what level of fluency is expected.

4 years ago

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Try to ask yourself can you translate any sentence from an existing course on Duolingo to another language of your choice, correctly and in the spirit of language.

If you think you can, and you are able to contribute by talking with other users in both your chosen languages so that they can understand you and learn something from you about the language - then yes, you are sufficiently fluent to help on Duolingo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Written or spoken? There are millions of people that speak their language quite well, but are labelled 'illiterate' because they do not read/write it. Conversely, someone can have very poor listening skills and be a very good translator of written texts.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anomalocaris

Or a certain score on the Duolingo certificate test, now that that's available?

4 years ago