What is the purpose of this placement test?

You are on the page of the placement test. This test allows you to check your current level of French. It can also be used to check your progress throughout your learning process.

It allows you to evaluate the different levels of mastery of the language:

🔸 A0 (complete beginner level)

🔸 A1 (language discovery level)

🔸 A2 (elementary level)

🔸 B1 (threshold level)

🔸 B2 (advanced level)

🔸 C1 (autonomous level)

🔸 C2 (master’s level)

This test is also very useful for highlighting the grammar points that are causing you problems.

Note: This placement test is based on the Program Reference Framework developed from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). However, it does not entitle you to any official certification. It should only be used as an indication, in order to give you a global idea of your level of French.

What do the different levels correspond to?

The complete beginner level (A0)

The complete beginner level (A0) is not included in the official CEFRL level list. This level was specifically created from scratch. The objective is to allow learners with no basic knowledge of French to begin their learning right away. All the notions taught at this level are basic and will allow the learner who validates the lessons to:

🔹 better understand French culture;

🔹 express themselves orally and in writing in a simple way;

🔹 understand simple sentences from daily life.

Muriel does exercises to improve her written expression.

The language discovery level (A1)

According to the CEFR, once the A1 level is completed, the learner will be able to use simple expressions from everyday life, both orally and in writing. The learner will also be able to introduce themselves and ask and answer simple questions.

The elementary level (A2)

The A2 level is also called elementary or intermediate level. It attests to the learner’s ability to understand a greater number of everyday words and expressions. The learner also masters certain areas of specialization that are necessary, for example, for work.

The threshold level (B1)

To validate the threshold level (B1), the learner must have a large enough vocabulary to enable him/her to deal with unexpected situations in French-speaking countries. The learner is also able to:

🔹 understand radio and television programs;
🔹 to understand the documents present in the work environment;
🔹 to express an opinion or to explain a project.

Little by little, Muriel is making progress in French.

The advanced level (B2)

At this level, the learner is independent. The learner can understand technical subjects, speeches, and French-language films if they are in standard language. The learner can also express herself or himself in a relatively detailed and spontaneous manner. The learner can write reports, essays, or letters using a large vocabulary and logical connectors.

The autonomous level (C1)

At the autonomous level, the learner can express herself or himself in a totally fluid and spontaneous manner. He or she speaks French fluently and can deal with varied and complex subjects in an organized manner. In writing, the learner knows how to adapt his or her speech to an interlocutor in a fluid and organized manner.

Muriel is now fluent in French.

The master’s level (C2)

In order to validate the mastery level, the learner must be able to understand without difficulty almost everything he or she reads or hears. The learner can express himself or herself fluently and clearly both orally and in writing. He or she masters the various linguistic forms of the French language, as well as idiomatic and colloquial expressions.

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