Test Your Language!
NIce! Thanks for this. I did not actually know that you can virtually test your language skills. It is also a great thing that it is available in different languages. Well, thank you for this link. Will probably have it saved for future reference.
I seem to get from around 20-30K words from the French test, despite having 60K known words. The problem seems to be that I´m bad at picking the right words to fit into the sentences, even when I understand all or just about all the words in the sentence and the options to put in. I often feel more than one of the available words fit into the sentence and perhaps that comes from having a large vocabulary but a lacking sense of grammar and the structure of sentences.
There is a really annoying thing that if everything gets highlighted and you click at a seemingly random place to make the highlighting go away, it will think you picked a word. Got 3 "wrong" answers so far, just because of this.
It´s ok if you click outside of the white box all together though.
Starting with 'for ennglish speakers; is a geat movve. It is not my first language but it is the first we learn aside from our own language.
Thank you very much!
It will be available to test English for Romanian speakers ?
Is the test not available in Hindi?
I'm afraid not. We don't offer Hindi on LingQ yet. We only have this test available for 6 languages anyway.
Great efforts but where is Arabic.
Who cares about Arabic ?
Oh, you're back, great. Were you taking a break from trolling? Or just trolling elsewhere for a while?
Arabic is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world according to some lists, and is one of the six official UN languages, so probably quite a lot of people care about it.
So we should pander to the whims of someone demanding a language be added because it's a popular language ?
Anyway, who are you ?
That's right, nobody.
33200 words in French. About right.
Nice! Und dein Bart sieht auch gut aus!
Will any other languages be added to this? It has been almost 3 years and it looks as if no new languages have been added. I study Chinese (French and Spanish are secondary right now) and would love to see where I stand in a couple of months. Are there any plans to add to these languages?
We have no plans to add additional languages I'm afraid. But, as I say above, just using LingQ is the best way to get an accurate reading of your level. Your known words total is the best indicator of your ability. This test tries to approximate that but is not going to be as accurate as your actual known words level.
Hi! Could you please tell me which is the highest level which can be obtained in the French test? Thank you in advance!
The test will go as high as you can go. At least until Advanced 2 which is the equivalent of over 25000 known words on LingQ I think. Your known words score on LingQ is the best indicator of level. This test is fun and gives an idea but if you are using LingQ, you will have a much better idea just from your known words number.
Kool. Thanks for the response!
No test for Turkish people :-(
I did the English test and enjoyed it. Still, there's one thing I don't understand: why did I got an advanced 5 level with 25000 known words, when people with the same number of known words are only granted an advanced 1 level ?
Maybe is that because I answered more difficult questions?
I wish I could take an Italian test too, just to see if ho dimenticato tutto.
Oh, yes, an Italian test would be terrific!!!!
Lyx wrote that "and this test is meant to be fun" and for that's it's really great! Especially as I have to take the Spanish test in English and have to translate twice.
But ... I'm a raw beginner at Spanish, and I mean raw beginner. Yet the test, taken three times, tells me I know 6000, 1700 and 6000 words respectively. :-0
Great to have this function. Is there a rough approximation of how the LingQ proficiency levels correspond to the European Framework levels?
I received Advanced 1 and 25,000 words, which is 10 times my actual known word count. I know my known word count is underestimated because I never actively change my recognised unknown words to known, but this still seems a huge discrepancy?
Once it gets refined I'm sure it will be a useful gauge in helping smooth out some of the idiosyncratic influences of how different learners define/create known words.
The known word count is mostly meant to act like the mechanical rabbit at the dog track to show that you are making progress and to keep you motivated to reach certain points. However, I seem to remember something a ways back being said (by Steve or someone else) that the Avatar levels were meant to roughly correspond to the levels of the frame work.
HOWEVER, one's ECF level is determined by how well you right, speak, listen, and understand. This LingQ test, and the regular/official Known Words count only gauges how well you might understand. Therefore, if there's any correlation, I think it's that: The test tells you your word count and your world county roughly measurers your POTENTIAL to do those other things (listen, speak, write, etc) provided you practice them.
Thanks for the reply. That feels about right re the avatar levels - if Intermediate 1 is around B1 comprehension... That seems closer anyway than the 'Advanced 1' level that the test gave (even for comprehension). I'm guessing my output areas are somewhat lower though.
Yes, and even if that is the "comprehension" level for whatever ECF stage, it's at least the "potential" for comprehension if you have prolonged exposure even if it's not yet full-blown activation.
I put my " know words" only to level 4. So I can have a look at the translatation if I forgot a word.
Thanks Jolanda. Yes, that's a good idea and what I do too - it's dangerous to assume anything is fully 'known'. :)
This is really awesome!!!
However, I'm wondering how high the test goes. According to Avatar growth on LingQ, 32,500 words are needed to "complete" Advanced Level 2 and reach Advanced Level 3. That's where I'm headed now. Since I was only moving 'active' words to "Known" status, I know I know more words than my official LingQ word count suggests.
However, the test results show I'm at "Advanced Level 5," but still at 32,500 words (Advanced Level 3). Lykke, does the test "top out" at 32,500? Thanks again!
I think you are right. I got to advanced level 4 in Spanish and the same 32 500 words.
It's a good test as far as it goes. I did better than I expected, (Advanced 4 - 32,500 words ) Hablo y escribo bien pero no entiendo mucho cuando las personas hispanicas hablan a mi. I speak and write pretty well, but when spanish speaking people talk to me I don't understand a lot.
Took the test for German. Apparently I know 37500 words (!!!) :-0
ohh -_- i need for Arabic speakers ,, by the way thank you ,, it's good step
I have a little problem, I can't share my result on wall and with my friend...
I finnished the test, click on share but nothing happens.
Thank you in advance!
Stay good, Cordially,
That's not good! What browser are you in? Which button are you trying to click? Facebook, email..?
The same happened to mo. I just was able to share the link to the test but not the results.
Mizilla Firefox 30.0
The sharing controls on the left side of the page don't include any results. In fact, only the Twitter sharing link on the results screen actually shares your results right now. We will see if we can get that added to all the sharing buttons on the results screen.
Mozilla Firefox 37.0.1.
I can do the test, not metter if I am log in or not... When I finish, I had to option to chose:
1. share and little icon of LingQ
I want to share that on my LingQ wall, I make my message, put all friend, click on share.. for one little second it's write : sharing..... and than nothing. I am on the same page, on my wall there is a nothing and that's it.
i tried to copy URL link and put on my wall, it's not my result its generally starting of the test...
Ahh...it's when you are trying to share on LingQ! Ok, let me look into that. Sorry for the confusion.
This happened to me too, with all three tests I took. It seems that when you click the link to the test (either the link at the top of this thread or the link in the email they sent), you are sent to a page where you're not logged in. And then if you log in, you can't get back to the test. So I suspect that this might have something to do with it.
Edit: browser is Safari.
You should be able to access the test page whether you are logged in or not. That seems fine for me.
Yes, you can access the test page. But you aren't logged in. And perhaps for this reason (or some other reason), you don't seem to be able to share your results after you finish the test.
Actually, the share window is in a popup window so if you have your popup blocker on, that is probably the issue.
I turn of all my extensions, doesn't help.
Also, on the starting page of test, if I log in ( he said that I am not, but I never log out from LingQ) he move me to "Learn page" with my lessons and the test disappear...
I don't think it is related to extensions. I think you may need to turn off your popup blocker in your browser. Also, if you log in it will take you to your Learn page. Don't log in. There is no reason to log in if you are taking the test.
For me, the test indicates this:
You know approximately 10000 words!
From 2400 words to 10000!
Nice new addition to the web site. Many people ask in the forum about their level. I did the test for Russian and it gave an accurate result. Perhaps adding a "not sure" answer will give more accurate results (remove points from guessing).
nah, it is better to try to copy others test methods, at least to simplify it. In the toefl there is no "not sure" answer.
Terrific idea! I am interested in Italian. Thanks!
It is a nice test, perhaps is too short.
I just did and I got intermediate 1 (5000 words) for English and advanced 1 (22000 words) for Portuguese. By the way, both results are wrong. I found that some questions were a bit strange, there were even one that 3 out of 5 answers were indeed correct for Portuguese.
I like how when I take the Spanish test as an English native speaker, I get 32500 known words, but when I take the English test as a Spanish speaker, I only get 17000. o.O
I got Spanish as English speaker 32,000 (Advance 4) and English as a Spanish speaker I got 25,000 (Advanced 5) so it was pretty close. I think I read somewhere that English has more words than Spanish.
Intermediate 1 for German for me. Es war mein lieblings fach in der schule aber.....that was 30 years ago. It estimated 7,000 words which is a little ambitious for me after 30 years but maybe if I studies for a few months I'd get back to that level.
Good fun though, thanks.
Thanks for giving it a try :)
Really good idea, it would be nice to have this for Japanese and other languages indeed ! However I found some questions to be a bit weird : In addition to English I also did test my French (my mother tongue) as if I was a native English speaker and even if I made no mistakes, sometimes the questions felt a bit odd and unnatural.
Anyway I got an adv1 in English :-)
Good initiative !
It will probably have some things that can be improved, that's why we are trying it out on you guys first. It's a lot of fun though. At least I think so :)
Yes it is, and the idea is great ! :-)
Hmmm,... Captivating:) I just finished English language test for Spanish language speakers, and I've got only 3 mistakes:)
That's all the mistakes you can make, three strikes and you're out ;) Glad you liked it.
Ahh, I had no idea about 3 mistakes only:) I do't remember now, but I think, it was approximately 3 mistakes out of 15 questions. Still not bad:)
Not bad at all - Good to hear.
Took the test in French-- that was fun.
It says i know 22,000 words and that i am at about advanced 1. This sounds about right (i would put me one step lower perhaps intermediate because i guessed at some of the grammar).
This tests reminds me of something i already know-- I need to make more words known (i mainly LingQ and rarely put a word as known, even cognates). And occassional grammar work would be somewhat beneficial.
Grammar is not fun, and this test is meant to be fun ;) You will have to practice your grammar elsewhere ;) Remember to share it with your friends.
I had the same result in French as you, Mikebooks! :D I had intermediate level and 7000 words in German.
Congratulations! I also scored Advanced 1 in French :)
Nothing for me to use :(
No Italian. Not even English :(
Oh nooo... Maybe we will add Italian later on. Depends on how popular it is.
Italian would be great!
See? It's popular!
Give us Italian!
:-) Well, that's two of us! Any more?
It isn't that easily done, but we will keep it in mindfor sure :) Thank you guys.
Yes, me! I did tests for three of my languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese) but Italian is the fourth and I'd like to do that too.
I really enjoyed the French, German, and Russian tests a lot. I have not seen anything like this, and I know it will become popular with most of our members.