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Spring 2014
11-week Session
Apr 7–Jun 23
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Apr 7–May 13 / May 14–Jun 23
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May 27–Jun 6 / Jun 9–20
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Free French Placement Test

Not sure what level class to take? New Students who are not complete beginners are required to take a written and oral placement test either online or in person. An instructor will assess your test and recommend a class that corresponds to your level of proficiency.

You must TAKE the Placement Test if...
You can introduce yourself in French
You have studied French before in high school or college
You are NOT a complete beginner and have never taken a FIAF class

The following DO NOT need to take the test:
Someone who has never studied French before
Continuing FIAF Students
Toddlers (ages 1–5)
Kids & Teens taking Fun in French, Theater, or Cooking Programs

Choose a Test

Adults

Written Section
Complete the written section online. Or download and complete the print version of the test.

  Online Version (click)

  Print Version (pdf)

Online Version: A FIAF Instructor will evaluate your online submission and contact you for the oral section of the test.

Print Version: Download, print, and complete the pdf above. Schedule an appointment at 646-388-6612 and bring the completed written test to the FIAF office (22 East 60th Street, 3rd Floor) for an instructor to evaluate.

Oral Section
The written test must be followed by a short conversation in French with a FIAF Instructor who will assess your speaking skills and recommend a class that suits your level of French. This conversation can take place on the phone or in person at FIAF.

Online Version Test-Takers: We will contact you to schedule the oral test after we have received and evaluated your online written test.

Print Version Test-Takers: The oral test will take place at the time when you bring the printed written test to FIAF for evaluation.

Walk-in Evaluations
You may also take the Placement Test in person at the Language Center office (22 East 60th Street, NYC) on any Friday (1–5:30pm) or by appointment (646-388-6612). Placement tests are also available at FIAF's Montclair location by appointment (973-783-0507).
Class Registration
Once the instructor has recommended a class that is appropriate for you, you may register either online or in person at FIAF.

Kids & Teens 11–14

Written Section
Download and print the test pdf below and have your child complete it.

  Written Test for ages 11–14 (pdf)

Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an appointment at 646-388-6612 and bring the completed written test to the FIAF Language Center office (3rd floor, 22 East 60th Street, NYC) for an instructor to evaluate. Placement tests are also available at FIAF's Montclair location by appointment (973-783-0507).
Oral Section
The written test must be followed by a short conversation in French with a FIAF Instructor who will assess your child's speaking skills. We recommend that this oral test take place in person at the Language Center when you bring in the written test for evaluation. Alternatively, the oral test can take place over the phone at 646-388-6612.
Class Registration
Once the child has completed both the written and oral sections, the instructor will recommend a class that is suitable for him/her. Register for the recommended class either online or in person at FIAF.

Kids (ages 7-10)

Written Section
Download and print the test pdf below and have your child complete it. If your child (ages 5+) does not write in French but can speak French then skip the written test and directly take the oral section.

  Written Test for ages 7–10 (pdf)

Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an appointment at 646-388-6612 and bring the completed written test to the FIAF Language Center office (3rd floor, 22 East 60th Street, NYC) for an instructor to evaluate. Placement tests are also available at FIAF's Montclair location by appointment (973-783-0507).
Oral Section
The written test must be followed by a short conversation in French with a FIAF Instructor who will assess your child's speaking skills. We recommend that this oral test take place in person at the Language Center when you bring in the written test for evaluation. Alternatively, the test can take place over the phone at 646-388-6612.
Class Registration
Once the child has completed both the written and oral sections, the instructor will recommend a class that is suitable for him/her. Register for the recommended class either online or in person at FIAF.
 
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