Free Placement Test

The key to mastering a new language and having a wonderful learning experience is starting with a class that is right for you!

New to French? Skip the test and directly register for any Beginner A1 Level 1 class.

Studied French before? Take our quick and easy Placement Test below to ensure that you start at the right level. The test determines your proficiency level—Beginnner (A1), Advanced Beginner (A2), Intermediate (B1), Advanced (B2), or Expert (C1/C2)—in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF), the guideline used internationally to describe the level of fluency achieved by a foreign language learner.

Note: If you are applying for Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), please take an official French exam: DELF-DALF, TCF TP or TEF Study. FIAF cannot attest your level for TAPIF with this placement test.


Step 1: Written Test


Complete the written test for your age group below. Take the online test or complete the paper version and email it to languagecenter@fiaf.org (Manhattan) or fiafnj@fiaf.org (Montclair).

Adults

Online Test of Adults (click)

Paper Test for Adults (download)

Teens ages 15-17

Online Test for ages 15–17 (click)

Paper Test for ages 15–17 (download)

Teens ages 11–14

Have your child complete the tests below. If your child does not write in French, then skip the written test. If your child is going to take the DELF Junior certification exam in the future, then they must complete both the Reading & Writing and Oral tests.

Reading & Writing Test for ages 11–14 (download)

Oral Comprehension Test for ages 11–14 (download)

Kids ages 7-10

Have your child complete the appropriate test below. If your child does not write in French, then skip the written test. If your child is going to take the DELF Prim certification exam in the future, then they must complete both the Reading and Oral tests.

Reading & Writing Test for ages 7–10 (download)

Oral Comprehension for ages 7–10 (download)


Step 2: Chat with a Teacher (approx 5-10 mins)


A short conversation with you in French will help our teacher assess your speaking skills and place you in the right level. The chat will take place over the phone. After you submit the written test online or via email, a teacher will call you at your preferred time.


Step 3: Register for your Class


After the evaluation is completed, the teacher will recommend a class and help you navigate your options. Browse our course catalogue and register online or via email.