Placement tests / Winter 2018 courses
Step 1: Computerized test (at home)
Firstly, you have to do the online placement test. The link for the test will be available on this webpage in November 2017.
When you write the test, read the instructions carefully. If you skip them, you will not be able to go back. All students are required to write a composition. If you have some French knowledge (even very little) you have to write something. The instructor won't attribute a course without knowing the level of writing.
Step 2: Interview with an evaluator and registration on Minerva
After writing the online placement test, students have to meet an evaluator for an interview. Dates and place are advertised below.
- If you speak French or have some French knowledge, you will have a short interview in order to evaluate your oral skills. All students have to go through this step in order to have a course assigned. Having then an overview of your French skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading), the evaluator will assign (a) course(s) appropriate for your level and will write this information on a paper slip. Once you have finished the online test, the interview and received your paper slip, you might have to wait up to 2 business days to register on Minerva. If you still cannot register after 2 business days, contact flc [at] mcgill.ca.
- If you are a total beginner (according to the online placement test), you don't need to meet an evaluator. Beginners won't receive a paper slip. Once you have finished the online test, you might have to wait up to 2 business days to register on Minerva. If you still cannot register after 2 business days, contact flc [at] mcgill.ca.
N.B. Please bring your personal schedule to check if the chosen French course fits in an available time slot. Evaluators won't have time to check this with you on Minerva.
Schedule for interviews
Dates, times and locations:
Monday, November 13th 2017 at 2pm
Wednesday, November 15th 2017 at 10:30am
Arts Multimedia Language Facililty (AMLF) *Please enter through the main doors of the McLennan Library on the terrace level.
MS-37 (basement level), McLennan Library Building
3459 McTavish Street
Please note: Schedule and location are subject to change. The interviews can be taken without any prior arrangement or reservation. Students are admitted to the interviews on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Please note that this French placement test is only for classes taken at the French Language Centre. If you want to take a French class at the School of Continuing Studies or at the Département de langue et littérature françaises, please consult their websites for more information.
TRANSFER OF CREDITS / POST-TESTS
For more information concerning post-test procedures, please read the information on the transfer of credits webpage.
Students who wish to apply for a transfer of credits have to communicate with jean-yves.richard [at] mcgill.ca (Jean-Yves Richard), who is responsible for transfer of credits at the FLC. Note that Prof. Richard won't be able to deal with your transfer of credits during the aforementioned interview dates.