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"Multi-level" Language Test?

Hi,
In the TOEFL test for English, you take an exam and get a continuous number as output which determines your language efficiency (e.g. 100+ is C1, etc..). For German/French tests, however, you have to specify your level "before" the exam, and the output is merely a pass/fail of that specific level. So if you pass A2 with great marks, it's no indicator whether you are B1 as well or not.

Now, is there a German/French certificate /test which works like TOEFL in a "multi-level" way, i.e. one takes the test without specifying the desired level and the test grade determines their level? Even a limited scope like A2-B1 would be nice to know of.

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Re: "Multi-level" Language Test?

For German there is this test: Goethe Pro
It is a multilevel test, but focusses on Business German.




https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/kup/prf/prf/bul.html



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Re: "Multi-level" Language Test?

You can test your level here online for free.

At least after that you would know which test to take to actually get a diplome.
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Re: "Multi-level" Language Test?

The fide test gives you a range of A1 to B1, oral and written sperate.
https://www.fide-info.ch/en/sprachna...umsprachenpass

The fide test is available in German, French and Italian and mostly only good for Swiss permits and naturalization purposes.
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Re: "Multi-level" Language Test?

TestDaF provides a range of results between B2.1 and C1.2, focused on somebody being prepared to study at a German university.

The BULATS German test is/was computerized multilevel, and focused on business situations. It appears that BULATS is generally discontinued at the end of 2019. The Goethe-Test PRO seems to be the German successor to BULATS.
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