Proposal: German language

The grading levels listed in that question mean absolutely nothing to people that don't share the same educational system. Therefore, it is not something that can easily be answered by someone who simply knows German. I feel that a question like that does not belong in a language forum but rather in a forum for education systems, or country-specific educational discussions.

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This proposal has already passed the outline stage. As you can see, the community did not vote for that question as an example question, which means that it has still not decided whether it belongs on this site or not.

That said, A1-C2 usually refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which is a standard for describing how well you know a language. It is probably the most wide-spread such system.

  • Sorry, I'm new here. "Furthermore" to what? Also, the question that I quote in my title is listed in the proposed questions and has had 4 votes as a "great on-topic example".
    – teylyn
    Apr 18, 2011 at 11:46
  • @teylyn: Sorry, I started with the two paragraphs in the other order :) That menas some people thought it was on-topic. Discussions on whether it is should be comments there, but the definition stage is already finished now.
    – user32339
    Apr 19, 2011 at 6:58
  • OK, I understand the paragraph order. What I don't understand, and that's probably just me being new to the whole StackExchange realm and its rules, is that you say the community did not vote for that question as an example question. Where does that manifest? As far as I see the question, it has been voted as a "great on-topic example" with 4 votes. It seems that these discussions are closed now. What is happening next? Do we just wait for the critical mass of people before we can discuss further questions about the site and about German? Where can I find info on how this all works at SE??
    – teylyn
    Apr 19, 2011 at 10:27
  • @teylyn: I think that the five top questions in each category are supposed to outline the site definition, and that further discussion is supposed to happen on the meta when the beta starts.
    – user32339
    Apr 20, 2011 at 9:10
  • @teylyn Yep, Tim is right--that's the standard procedure. Not optimal, but... Apr 29, 2011 at 11:23
  • thanks all. Standing by.
    – teylyn
    May 1, 2011 at 9:10

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