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French Placement Test

This test is a very good tool used to assess your level of French and help guide you with course selection.

If you have any questions about taking the test, or the results, please contact the French Studies Undergraduate Chair or, call the Department of French Studies: 613-533-2090.

The test:

  • This test has 3 sections: Phonetics, Grammar and Vocabulary
  • The first section, Phonetics, has an audio component.  Please ensure that your computer volume is not muted.  We recommend using earphones (as opposed to your computer speakers).
  • There are 113 slides: instructional slides; 7 examples (not marked); and 100 questions that will be marked.
  • You have 1 hour and 1 attempt to complete the assessment. Once your hour is up, there will be no opportunity to revise or redo a question. Be sure to SAVE your answers as you go.
  • The test can be done any time at your convenience.

 

Completing the test and the results:

  • When you've completed the test, be sure to "Save All Responses", then click on "Go To Submit Quiz" where you will have the opportunity to review (time permitting); then, when satisfied, scroll to the bottom and "Submit Quiz".
  • This will take you to your results page where you will receive your overall score, and your overall feedback; there are 5 possibilities for feedback:
    • Contact the Undergrad Chair: francais@queensu.ca
    • Recommended courses: FREN 107, FRST 105
    • Recommended courses: FREN 118, FRST 125
    • Recommended course: FREN 150
    • Year 2-Contact the Undergrad Chair: francais@queensu.ca
  • Please retain your results as you may be required to produce them on the first day of class.

 

Starting the test:

To start the French Placement Test, click on the link below to OnQ - Self Registering Course Offerings, and follow the instructions to "enroll in the course":

  • Login using your Queen's NetID (first part of your Queen's e-mail address) and password
  • Click on "Course Offering Code: French Placement Test / Course Offering Name: French Placement Test 20xx-xx"
  • Follow the directions to enroll
  • You will now be able to take the test (remember: You have 1 hour and 1 attempt to complete it)