Duolingo is a standardized online test that assesses your proficiency in the English language. Arte et Marte offers high-quality and comprehensive preparation for a successful application and completion of the Duolingo test through preparatory courses, which include free preparatory materials for all participants. During the course, we use real and up-to-date materials, and participants have the opportunity to fully familiarize themselves with all the specifics of the exam.

What is the Duolingo Test

The Duolingo test assesses all levels of English language proficiency, and you can use the results for work or study purposes abroad. An increasing number of universities, employers, and institutions worldwide recognize Duolingo test scores.

Duolingo test structure

The Duolingo test is taken from the comfort of your home or any other place with a good internet connection. To access the exam, you must have a camera, speakers, and a microphone on your computer. The test assesses writing, reading, listening, speaking, and correct use of the English language, and the test itself consists of three parts:

–A brief 5-minute introduction where you receive instructions and rules for taking the test.
–A 45-minute adaptive test that assesses your English language skills (excluding speaking).
–A 10-minute video interview used to evaluate speaking proficiency

All parts are taken in sequence without a break. The assessed components include:

Literacy – the ability to read and write,
Comprehension – the ability to understand through listening and reading,
Conversation – the ability to understand through listening and speaking
Production – the ability to express in writing and speaking.

The total test duration is 60 minutes.

Section Duration Task Type
Listening (slušanje) 30 minutes + 10 minutes for transferring answers to the answer sheet Listen to 4 conversations or lectures and answer questions.
Reading (čitanje) 60 minutes Read 3 – 5 texts and answer questions.
Writing (pisanje eseja) 60 minutes (20 + 40 minutes) One essay is a response to a given topic (at least 150 words), and the other involves expressing your own opinion on a provided topic (at least 250 words).
Speaking (usmeni dio) 11-14 minutes There are three types of tasks: in the first, you introduce yourself and speak about yourself
in the second, you receive a card with a topic and speak for 2 minutes (after 1 minute of preparation) and answer the examiner's questions
in the third part, the examiner further questions you about the previous topic.

Duolingo test scoring

The results of the Duolingo test are evaluated on a scale ranging from 10 to 160. Each part is assessed separately, and the overall score is the average of the four sections. In addition to the numerical score, candidates receive a general description of their abilities.

The results of the Duolingo test can be compared to the following exams and the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) scale as follows:

TOEFL IELTS CEFR Duolingo English Test
0-25 1.5-3.5 A1-A2 10-55
26-61 4-5 B1 60-85
62-96 5.5-7 B2 90-115
97-120 7.5-9 C1-C2 120-160

How can you prepare for the Duolingo test in Arte et Marte?

For successful completion of the Duolingo test, we recommend attending preparatory courses in a timely manner for a specific test to gain experience in solving task types and prepare as effectively as possible for the test. To achieve the desired results, in addition to understanding and the ability to communicate in English, it is necessary to be familiar with and confidently master specific test-taking techniques that can help you achieve a higher score.

The Arte et Marte Approach

Arte et Marte enables you to have quality and comprehensive preparation for successful application and completion of Duolingo through preparatory courses that include free preparatory materials (books and multimedia) for all participants. The course includes examples of tasks from the Duolingo test, improvement of skills tested in the Duolingo test, but, more importantly, mastering specific test-taking techniques. Some of these skills include special listening and reading techniques as well as recognizing specific information, including effective note-taking techniques in parts of the test related to listening, speaking, and writing.

The Arte et Marte Principles and Methods

In our teaching and counseling approach, we employ tried-and-true principles and methods that we have adopted and perfected over years of pedagogical and methodological work.
During the course, we use real and up-to-date materials, and participants have the opportunity to fully acquaint themselves with all the specifics of the test. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on our website and in our price list, feel free to contact us so that we can find a solution together.

Depending on your needs, prior knowledge, and time available, we offer the following types of preparation:


This Duolingo course is for you if you need quality and comprehensive preparation with the support of a teacher, quality literature, and multimedia. The timing, content, and dynamics of individual courses are tailored to the student and the desired result, and the course includes readiness for additional independent work from home.



The individual module is for students who need to cover the most basic skills for this test. The timing, content, and dynamics of individual modules are tailored to the student and the desired result, and the course includes readiness for additional independent work from home.



12 lessons
free materials
3 lessons
free materials
400€ 140€


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