Placement Test

French Language Assessment

The Department of French Studies assesses the level of French of incoming students to ensure that they are placed at the appropriate level to optimize their learning of the French language.

Do all students get assessed?
No. Students who have no prior knowledge of French (or only limited exposure to core French up to Grade 10 in Ontario System) will automatically be given permission to enroll in Introductory French (AP/FR 1020 6.0). If you have the above pre-requisite, please complete the online questionnaire (PDF) about your prior studies and send the questionnaire to or fax it to 416-736-5734.

All other students

If you have taken core beyond grade 10, immersion or extended French, or have experience living in a French-speaking environment, you will have your level of French assessed by booking an appointment for the French Placement Test.

How to set up an appointment for the French Placement Test?
Please contact the Department of French Studies to book an appointment.
Telephone: 416.736.5086
Office hours: Mon - Thurs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fri 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where and how is the assessment done?
The assessment is conducted in the Department of French Studies, N727 Ross Bldg, through a computerized evaluation which will indicate the students' level of comprehension, understanding of vocabulary and mastery of grammatical forms.

Are students supposed to study for the assessment?
It is not recommended but the student is welcome to review his/her past material. The sole purpose of the assessment is to indicate a student's existing knowledge base in French so that he/she will be placed into the course that is best suited to his/her language needs.

How long does the assessment take?
Approximately one hour and 10 minutes.

How soon does one get the results?

What's next?
Upon completing the assessment, students obtain permission to enroll in the French course most appropriate for them.