Placement tests - Fall 2019 courses
The aim of the placement test is to assess your real level of French and to register you in a course according to your performance. It is the students' responsibility to do the test faithfully at the best of their knowledge. PLEASE DON'T USE ANY EXTERNAL/ONLINE RESOURCES (dictionary, francophone friends, internet, etc.). If you are misplaced for that reason, your spot in the course won't be guaranteed.
Step 1: Computerized test (at home)
Firstly, you have to do the online placement test: https://surveys.mcgill.ca/ls/91521?lang=en
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 1 business day to register on Minerva. If you still cannot register after 1 business day, 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 1-1.5 week to register on Minerva. If you still cannot register after this period, 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:
The Summer courses 2019 are all full. Interviews will be held for Fall 2019 course registrations only.
Wednesday, Apr. 10th 2019 from 4:30 pm-5:00 pm
Tuesday, Apr. 23th 2019 from 3:00 pm-3:30 pm
Arts Multimedia Language Facility (AMLF) - McLennan Library Building, Rm MS-10 (formerly MS-37)
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9
* This page will be updated as new dates and the place are confirmed.
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 kevin.papin [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Kevin Papin), who is responsible for the transfer of credits at the FLC. Note that Prof. Papin won't be able to deal with your transfer of credits during the aforementioned interview dates.