Duolingo English Placement Test

Know About Duolingo English Test

Stratford Language Institute requires all newly enrolled students to take the Duolingo Placement test prior to registration.  The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for $49. It examines all four basic language skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing.

The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with Stratford Language Institute when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.

Score Assessment

Your score will be assessed and you will be placed into your beginning course based on the chart below:

Level 1 10-20 0-8 1.5-2.5 A1
Level 2 25-40 1-8 2.5-3.0 A2
Level 3 40-55 5-25 3.5-4 A2
Level 4 60-75 26-49 4-5 B1
Level 5 75-85 44-61 5-5.5 B1
Level 6 90-115 62-72 5.5-7 B2
Level 7 120-140 95-118 7-8 C1

Test Requirements

You must have

  • Your passport, driver's license or government ID
  • A quiet, well-lit room
  • 60 minutes of free time
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A computer

Your computer must have

  • A front-facing camera
  • A microphone
  • Speakers


Take the Duolingo placement test online anytime and anywhere.

Fast Results

Get your certified results within 48 hours of finishing the test session.

Affordable Price

Receive your score and interview for only $49.