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What is a level?

Darwin1871
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How exactly is a 'level' defined? Is there a possibility to match it against the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages).

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4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Salxandra
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Duolingo level only reflects amount of effort. It corresponds to the number of coins one has earned.

People finish the Duolingo trees at various levels.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Ya, someone could just do 1 lesson and practice it over and over again until they hit level 25. Levels are arbitrary. As a hardcore gamer though, I love 'em.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Salxandra
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LOL - I'm embarassed by mine. I will probably be level 25 before I finish the tree. :P

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Why would you be embarrassed? It just means you are practicing a lot. That's great!:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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Totally Agree with Zach1337! I am going super slow as well - how can you build knowledge if you do not have a solid ground. A lot of people have commented on how they rushed through the tree and than had to play catch up with their words :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/nighteyes

I think me too, but my goal is not to finish the tree rather understand the language better by pracricing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
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It's defined in terms of the number of skill points you've accrued, with the number of points you need to reach the next level increasing each time you level up.

Skill points (and therefore levels) apparently do have some correlation with standardized test results, although it's not perfect. See this Duolingo blog post:

http://blog.duolingo.com/post/41960192602/duolingos-data-driven-approach-to-education

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Darwin1871
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Thank you all for the comments. I agree especially with FrankySka. As an argentine Tango teacher I answer the question how one could learn Tango as fast as possible, that you should learn it als slowly as possible and enjoy every step ;-) The gaming-approach might contradict that a little bit. I think it might be helpful, if the levels would indeed “have some correlation with stadardized test results” (stecchetto) or reference frames.

4 years ago