Online Placement Exam & Preregistration

Online Makeup Placement Exam (Fall 2018)

August 24 9 am to August 26 12 noon

Students unable to complete the summer French online placement exam may take the make-up exam.  Results will be posted at 12:00pm on Monday, August 27th.

Fall 2018 Make-Up Placement Exam and Information

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Online Placement Exam (Fall 2018)

July 1, 9 am to August 15, 5 pm

All students who have not yet studied French at Yale (except for those who have no previous formal or informal exposure to French whatsoever) are expected to take the Departmental placement exam.  Students who studied abroad over the summer with programs other than Yale’s MUST take the placement exam in order to be eligible to receive credit for their work. The placement exam will also insure that these students enroll in the appropriate course should they wish to continue their study of French.

The Department strongly recommends that students who earned a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement exam, 6 or 7 on the Advanced-Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam, a rating of C1 on the CEFR European test, or an A or B on the GCE A-Level exam take the placement exam in order to be directed to the most appropriate course and thus save precious time during Shopping Period.

Students who wish to begin taking French in the spring are advised to take the placement exam now. Placement exam results will remain valid for one year.

2018-2019 Placement Exam and Information

The results will be posted by 9:00 am on August 22, 2018 on Canvas (within the “Language Course Placement 2018 site”).”

Once you have chosen a class at the appropriate level, you must preregister during online Preregistration.


Online Preregistration (Fall 2018)

August 22, 9 am to August 27, 5 pm

All undergraduate students who wish to take a French Language course at Levels L1 -L5 (FREN 110, FREN 121, FREN 130, FREN 140, FREN 150), MUST preregister during the Online Preregistration period 

Students taking FR160 and above do not need to preregister.

Graduate students cannot preregister online. They need to contact the appropriate course chair.

Students who have taken the French Department’s placement exam should preregister for the course in which they were placed.

L1–> Preregister for  <FREN 110>  - Matuku Ngame
L2 –> Preregister for <FREN 121> - Candace Skorupa
L3–> Preregister for <FREN 130> - Ruth Koizim
L4–> Preregister for  <FREN 140> - Soumia Koundi
L5–> Preregister for <FREN 150> - Françoise Schneider

After entering your Yale NetID and Password, you will select your top 3 preferences from a list of available sections for your assigned level.  Try, if you can, to choose different time slots. The computer will assign places randomly, taking your preferences into account. 
Section assignments will be available at 1 pm on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

*It is your responsibility to verify your section assignment.

For questions regarding placement, language and literature courses please drop in during the Academic Fair on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm, place TBA. 

The Director of Undergraduate studies (Morgane Cadieu) and the Language Program Director (Ruth Koizim) will be present to answer questions and provide individual advising, particularly for students placed in L5 or higher who aren’t certain what class to take. Students placed in L1-L4 who wish to talk to the course chairs will have the opportunity to do so.

To secure your place in the section, you must attend ALL class meetings.

If you missed the Online Preregistration or were not assigned a section, or if scheduling changes make it necessary for you to switch to a different section, you should contact the appropriate course chair. You should also continue to attend a section of that course until you are sure to have a place in another one.

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