Welcome to the Elliott School French Diagnostic Exam homepage at The George Washington University. The pair of diagnostic tests below gauge your general vocabulary/grammar/functional knowledge and reading skills to help you determine whether additional language study is needed prior to taking the French Language Proficiency exam.
Create a free Quia account. To do this, go to the Quia Web site. Click the link labeled "Create my free account." Fill out the form that appears. Select "Student" as the account type. Record or memorize your username and password. When you are done, press the "Create my account" button. You should now be in your account information page. Type in the class code REDB433 at the bottom of the page and press the "Add class" button. Now you're done! Come back to this page and read the instructions below.
Read the following instructions carefully.
• DO NOT receive assistance from anyone else to answer any of the exam questions. This exam must be a reflection of your own knowledge of the French language.
• DO NOT consult any materials, including dictionaries and textbooks, or make use of any other pedagogical aids while taking this exam.
• Now take the two tests below. You will be given 1 hour 40 minutes to complete the first test and 1 hour to complete the second. You may take a break between the two if you like.
• When you are done, print out the scores. If you cannot print out the scores at this point, do not worry. With your username and password, you can always go back to your account page and print out the scores.
Consult the information below to find out if you need additional language instruction/practice.
Grammar, Vocabulary, and Functional Knowledge
If you get a perfect or near perfect score, your French proficiency may be
higher than Intermediate High.
85-90% - Intermediate High. Maintain your French where it is.
70-85% - Intermediate Mid. Third-year French (FREN 2009)
40-69% - Novice High. Second-year French (FREN 1003)
Under 40% - No usable proficiency. First year French (FREN 1001 or 1002)
91 - 100% - likely Superior
76 - 90% - Advanced High
51 - 75% - Advanced
41 - 50% - Intermediate High
31 - 39% - Intermediate Mid
25 - 30% - Intermdiate Low
Under 25% - No usable proficiency
• Check Elliott School's Proficiency Levels to see what level is required to satisfy your requirement.