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.

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 must have a UPEI account. The UPEI account will let you sign into UPEI’s online learning platform, Moodle.
  2. Next, use the link below to open the course page for the UPEI French Placement Test. Press the “Enrol Me” button to add yourself to the course. 
  3. Lastly, click on the French Placement Test and you will be underway.

For any questions, please contact us at

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