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Department of French and Italian

Fulfilling the Language Requirement

To fulfill the WCAS Language Requirement in French or to enroll in French classes for the first time, please follow the instructions below.

Placement Fall 2014

The placement test MUST be taken by August 1st. If you are unsure whether you need to take the placement test, TAKE IT to be safe.


Placement Test Online

To access your placement results, please go to:

Placement Results

Before taking the test, please review the sample questions available:

Sample Questions

Interview/Validation of Proficiency Test:

Wednesday, 17th Sept. 2014

3:00-5:00pm

Place: University Hall,  Room 102

 

Placement Questions:
Contact Aude Raymond
araymond@northwestern.edu

If you have...

 

a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement French Exam Congratulations! You have satisfied the WCAS Language Proficiency Requirement in French.

To continue your studies in French, you may place yourself into French 210 or 211.

Please contact Prof. Christiane Rey;
e-mail (c-rey@northwestern.edu) for advice on choosing a French Minor or Major.

a score of 3-4 on the Advanced Placement French Examination (AP Exam): Great! Welcome to the French Language Program.

You must take the French Placement test. You will have either 1 course to take (French 201) or 2 courses (French 125-2 and 3), or you may even be certified proficient and eligible to take French 202 or 203.

Please contact Prof. Aude Raymond;
e-mail (araymond@northwestern.edu) for information.

a score of 1 or 2 on the Advanced Placement French Examination or any prior knowledge or study of French

Great! Welcome to the French Language Program.

You must take the French Placement test. You will be placed in the appropriate course for your level, probably French 115-1 or French 121-1. Please contact Prof. Aude Raymond; email (araymond@northwestern.edu) for information.

never learned any French before: Welcome to the French Language Program.

You will need six courses to satisfy the WCAS Language Proficiency Requirement in French.

You may place yourself into 111-1 Elementary French (only given in the Fall).

 

Instructions For All Other Students

If you are an incoming or transfer student who intends to register for a French course (either to satisfy the WCAS Language Proficiency Requirement or to simply continue studying French), you MUST take the French Placement Exam before being allowed to register for any French course at Northwestern University.

Sample Placement Test Questions

A sampling of the types of questions on the placement test is available (click here). Please review the sample questions before taking the test.

Additional Information

If you need additional information, contact
Prof. Aude Raymond
phone: 847-467-3929
e-mail araymond@northwestern.edu