Duolingo English Test
This is an online, on-demand, North American test of English proficiency. It is primarily aimed at students wishing to gain entry to further/higher education institutions. It is marketed as quick and low-priced, promising results 'within minutes' whilst fully-certified results are avilable within 48 hours. Candidates are required to set aside 45 minutes for the test which is taken using a computer in a quiet, well-lit location of the candidate's choice.
A useful function of the test is that you are able to select which partner institutions to send your results to and this is done electronically along with a sample of the student's writing. Security (i.e. proof of identity of the test-taker) is carried out remotely and the candidate uses his/her computer's camera to take a picture of his/ her proof of ID.
Duolingo tests all four skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening. A short video showcasing the candidate's English ability is produced for the student's use at the end.
CEFR Level range: A1 to C2
English Test Format: On-line/ Computer-based
No of Papers: 4
How long is the exam? 45 minutes
Skills Tested: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
How long until I get my test score? 48 hours
How long is the test valid for? No expiry