Languages and skills

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English • ‎español • ‎français • ‎日本語

This page aims at explaining how to add a languages and skills box to your userpage.

Finding users who speak a certain language[edit]

See the "users by language" category. The codes represent the various languages used in the Wikimedia projects -- see the List of Wikipedias on Meta for complete a list of these codes.

Finding users with a certain skillset[edit]

See the "users by skills" category.

How to add a languages box to your userpage[edit]

Languages and skills:
en This user is a native speaker of English.
fr-3 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
  • Start off with {{Languages and skills|
  • Next add one of the following codes for each language you speak or understand, separated by |, where xx is the Wikipedia code for the language:
    • xx-1 for basic ability – enough to understand written material or simple questions in this language.
    • xx-2 for intermediate ability – enough for editing or discussions.
    • xx-3 for advanced level – though you can write in this language with no problem, some small errors might occur.
    • xx-4 for 'near-native' level – although it's not your first language from birth, your ability is something like that of a native speaker.
    • xx or xx-N for native speakers who use a language every day and have a thorough grasp of it, including colloquialisms and idioms.
  • Then finish by adding closing braces: }}

So, for example, {{Languages and skills|en|fr-3|de-1}} would indicate a native speaker of English with advanced knowledge of French and basic knowledge of German.

These templates add you to the category associated with your level of understanding, and to the overall category for that language.

Languages and skills:
en-4
fr-4 Cet utilisateur parle français à un niveau comparable à la langue maternelle.

How to add a box to your userpage that indicates your outreach related skills[edit]

Follow the example above. To add skills boxes

  • project management- + the number of your skill level as shown below for project management skills
  • teaching- + the number of your skill level as shown below for teaching skills
  • media production- + the number of your skill level as shown below for media production skills (audio, video, print, online)
  • press experience level- + the number of your experience level as shown below for how experienced you are in talking to the press

Example: {{Languages and skills|project management-3|teaching-2|media production-4|press experience level-1|coding-2}} for advanced project management, intermediate teaching, professional media production skills, a basic experience level of talking to the press, and intermediate coding skills.

Languages and skills:
X-office-presentation.svg1 This user has a basic level of teaching skills (one year or less as teaching assistant in classroom/college/university or tutoring experience).
X-office-presentation.svg2 This user has an intermediate level of teaching skills (More than one year as teaching assistant in classroom/college/university or tutoring experience. At least one year as classroom teacher; might not have teaching certificate).
X-office-presentation.svg3 This user has an advanced level of teaching skills (Classroom/college/university teacher 2+ years; might not have teaching certificate).
X-office-presentation.svg4 This user has a professional level of teaching skills (Classroom/college/university teacher 5+ years; must have teaching certificate or equivalent qualification).
Languages and skills:
Applications-accessories.svg1 This user has a basic level of project management skills (enough to coordinate activities with directions from others).
Applications-accessories.svg2 This user has an intermediate level of project management skills (enough to create basic schedules, own basic tasks and communications. Some client contact and management).
Applications-accessories.svg3 This user has an advanced level of project management skills (can manage a project alone including small team (up to 10) and client management. Responsible for schedules and budgets).
Applications-accessories.svg4 This user has a professional level of project management skills (5+ years experience managing all aspects of a project. Complex risk, resources and client management).
Languages and skills:
Tools-spanner-hammer.svg1 This user has a basic level of coding skills.
Tools-spanner-hammer.svg2 This user has an intermediate level of coding skills.
Tools-spanner-hammer.svg3 This user has an expert level of coding skills.
Tools-spanner-hammer.svg4 This user has a professional level of coding skills.
Languages and skills:
Applications-multimedia.svg1 This user has a basic level of media production skills (audio, video, print, online) (assisted on projects; limited technical or design experience/training; learning the tools).
Applications-multimedia.svg2 This user has an intermediate level of media production skills (audio, video, print, online) (has created materials, implementing a provided design; knows some tools fairly well).
Applications-multimedia.svg3 This user has an advanced level of media production skills (audio, video, print, online) (has designed materials under someone's supervision; has created these materials; knows production tools very well).
Applications-multimedia.svg4 This user has a professional level of media production skills (audio, video, print, online) (works independently from design to final output; can manage outside vendors as part of a team; expert with production tools).
Languages and skills:
Internet-news-reader.svg1 This user has a basic experience level of talking to the press (helped distributing a press release; has written a comment/letter to the editor).
Internet-news-reader.svg2 This user has an intermediate experience level of talking to the press (has been proofreading a press release; has been responding to press inquiries based on talking point memos).
Internet-news-reader.svg3 This user has an advanced experience level of talking to the press (has written press releases; has answered press inquiries with individualized responses; has participated in recorded radio/tv interviews).
Internet-news-reader.svg4 This user has a professional experience level of talking to the press (has written significant amounts of press releases and talking point memos; has given live radio/tv interviews).