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Department of Languages & Literatures

French and Francophone Studies

Advising and Placement

French placement matrix

French placement tests are taken over the summer online (see the CWLCwebsite). Students should save their scores when they complete the test.

Keep in mind as you review these charts that you don't want to ask yourself if you have ever studied these topics before, but rather, whether or not you would benefit from reviewing them. Most students need to study the same grammar topic several times before they become proficient when using it. The sequence of Elementary French is comprised of three 4 credits courses:FREN 1001, 1002 and 1003 (usually taken over the course of one academic year).
The sequence of Intermediate FREN is comprised of three 4 credits courses:FREN 2001, 2002 and 2003 (usually taken over the course of one academic year).

NOTE: Students who have taken 4 years of high school French are not allowed to take FREN 1001, they must start at FREN 1002 or higher.

Please click here to download the score matrix.

FREN2100 and FREN2400

FREN 2100: Lire, écrire et parler FREN 2400: Conversation et composition
4 credit hours count towards 44 required major hours. 4 credit hours count towards 44 required major hours.
Foregrounds grammar review. Foregrounds speaking and writing skills, through which some grammar is reviewed.,But there are not
actual grammar lessons in class-time, for the most part.
This is not required for the major but credits count toward the major and minor. This course is required for the major and minor.
This course gives you extra support before you go on to FREN 2400. This course is right for you if you are ready to put your language skills into action without specific
grammar review sessions.
IS OFFERED IN FALL ONLY IS OFFERED IN FALL AND WINTER QUARTERS ONLY.