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French Placement Testing

To complete your placement assessment, you must take both the written and oral tests. The online written portion of the placement test must be taken beforethe oral test.

NOTE:  The date and location of the oral exam for winter enrollment has recently been updated. Please scroll down for details.

Written Component

This online exam represents the written portion of the French Placement Test and covers reading, grammar, and writing ability.  Please see the table below for guidelines on when to take the online written test. Freshmen must take the test over the summer during the specified time frame. Next to the appropriate date range below, click the "Online" link, sign in with your SUNet ID and password, then click "Enroll in Course" when you are ready to take the test.

Important note: You will only have 60 minutes to complete the test once you log in and begin. Please allow enough time to take the entire test in a single sitting.

Test Date Location
Spring Enrollment
1 Nov 2017 to 11 Feb 2018

Oral Component

Note: you must take the online written portion of the placement test before you take the oral test.

French uses the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI) developed by the Language Center and consistent with guidelines published by the Center for Applied Linguistics. This is a digital audio recorded interview with an accompanying booklet. Students are asked questions as well as to describe events or pictures in the language, and their responses are recorded. Each interview is then assessed by trained raters.

Important note: Test begins promptly at the specified time. Doors close 10 minutes prior.

Test Time Date Location
Spring Enrollment 5:30 pm Tue, 13 Feb 2018