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French Placement Test

Planning on taking a French Course?

The Department of Modern Languages has a variety of courses designed to suit the abilities of first-year students.

All incoming students intending to take a French course must take the French Placement Test! 

The Test is available online (link below) but a hard copy of the test is also available at the Department of Modern Languages.

By taking the French Placement Test, it allows us to assess your skill level and place you in the appropriate course. There is no pass or fail, and no need to prepare for it (or to be nervous!).  The entire assessment will take 25 to 35 minutes to complete. On-line, you can move up and down through the document and change any answer already entered.

We suggest that you complete the sections in the order presented, since the exercises become progressively more difficult. Everyone must complete the last section, a short composition intended to give us a sample of your free writing skills.

If you do not have a French Canadian keyboard installed, you may answer without using accents.

MAC users are asked not to compose accented characters with the "Option + letter" keys. This combination produces coded characters that will cause the answer to be graded as incorrect.

Note: This assessment requires a 4.x version browser or higher.

Shortly after completion of the Placement Test, you will be contacted by e-mail by the Department of Modern Languages and notified of the appropriate course in which to enroll.

There are three steps to completing the online test:

  1. First, you will need to create an account in Moodle, our learning management system. To do this you will need to select “Create new account” after clicking on the link “Take placement test now”. Fill out the account profile questions which will include a current working email address. Once “Create my new account” has been submitted you will receive an email with a link that you will need to click to verify your new account. This will take you to a moodle page for the PTA course. Now your account has been created.
  2. Next, you must enroll in the French Placement Test course. Click on “Enroll me in this course” which is in the menu on the left-hand side. Then click on “Yes”. You are now enrolled in the course.
  3. Lastly, click on the French Placement Test and you will be underway.

Take placement test now!

Carlo Lavoie
Chair
Department: 
Modern Languages
Phone: 
(902) 566-0431
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