Test your French skills!

Considered an official language in more than 29 countries, French is spoken by more than 300 million people in the world. It is also the working language of numerous international organisation. Mastering French is therefore a considerable asset for those who wish to travel, discover new cultures or develop their professional careers. Howerver, before learning a new language, it is essential to know your starting level. This test will help you measure your knowledge.


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I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.

I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters.

I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose.

I can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. I can understand specialised articles and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to my field.