Free Placement Test
The key to mastering a new language and having a wonderful learning experience is starting with a class that is right for you!
Take our quick and easy Placement Test to ensure that you get started at the right level.
If you are a complete beginner, skip the test and register for Level A1.0 class.
To ensure that students are placed in the correct group and in their interest of their overall success, it is a requirement that each student takes an online assessment that we provide.
You will first be asked to select which of the four levels (A1, A2, B1, or B2) you would like to attempt. Please read the description if you take the test as an adult (or read it with your child) and select the test that is most reflective of your current abilities. This helps us to better place students with peers of the same level and ensure their utmost success in the program. As such, please only complete the assessment once and without outside aides.
Here are the steps:
1. Identify your level
For students who have never studied French. Introduces basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation while focusing on basic communication.
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 Advanced Beginners
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate about simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
2. Take the online test
Go to https://savoirs.rfi.fr/en/test-your-french-level (a description of levels is available on the test page as well).
If you take the test online, please send a screenshot of the test result to firstname.lastname@example.org with the student’s name. An oral test (after registration fees have been paid) with one of our teacher will also be scheduled (online or in-person) to ensure that you start at the right level.
You can also call us at 1-888-973-2573 to schedule a placement test with a teacher at one of our locations.
3. Register & Pay
Once you’ve taken your online test, call us to Register and Pay for your course. As stated above, an oral test will then be scheduled with a teacher and you will be able to embark on your French Learning Journey.