Assess Your Level of French
TO DETERMINE YOUR LEVEL AND FIND COURSES THAT ARE BEST FOR YOU, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
1 Learn about different levels of adult courses
All of the Alliance Française network’s language courses are structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). The CEF is the language and fluency level scale used in the European Union. It serves as the guideline for describing the level of fluency achieved by a foreign language learner. AFSR adult courses range from the A1 level (beginner) to the C2 level (master/proficient). Find out what your level is. Read about level descriptions below.
2 Take the free placement test
Placement tests are recommended for new adult students with any prior experience in French at any institution and for returning students who have not taken a course at AFSR within the past year. There are two parts to the placement test – a written prompt and an oral assessment. After you’ve completed the written prompt, AFSR will contact you to do your oral assessment.
Please note French complete beginners do not need to complete a test. There is one placement test for all other levels. Answer as many questions as you can! The test is available whenever you would like to take it. Once you have finished the online test, we will contact you to conduct a brief oral exam over the phone. If you have any questions, we would be glad to assist you. (Our placement test was developed by the Alliance Française of Washington, DC)