Placement test and levels
1- First step: Determine which type of class you want to enroll in (check out the course offer)
2- Second step: What is your level? See the descriptions below, and if you are still unsure, fill out the Google Form here to book a free placement test.
3- Third step: You can now finalize your registration by paying the course’s tuition fees (+ membership and books if applicable). You can pay:
- online: see the class schedule and click on Register (Visa or Mastercard)
- by phone: 780-469-0399 (Mastercard only)
- by mail: send cheque at 10424, 123 Street – Edmonton (AB) T5N 1N7
- at the office (cash, cheque and debit/credit card)
Level A – Getting started
A1 – Beginner
You know how to greet and use other basic sentences (bye, thank you, please). You can introduce yourself (name, age, address) and ask those questions to other people. You can tell if you know someone or not and talk about simple possessions, but you still need others to speak slowly and clearly.
A2 – Elementary
You can understand basic sentences about one’s family, occupation and background. You know how to ask for directions and you understand when someone is giving directions to you. You are able to say what kind of food you like and how to interact simply in a store.
Level B – Just shy from bilingual!
B1 – Intermediate
You can ask for details about one’s personal life (relations, school, leisure) and occupation. You know how to describe events and talk about your projects. You are able to deal with simple conversations (store, doctor, travel). You can also express your opinions and give explanations for your decisions, although briefly. You know how to write a simple text on a topic of your choosing.
B2 – Autonomous
You are getting more comfortable and spontaneous. You speak with a certain degree of fluency and are able to debate on various subjects, using negative and positive sentences. Your vocabulary is getting bigger and you can give more details. You are able to write a detailed text about various subjects.
Level C – One more step toward perfection
C1 – Advanced
You can understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts or conversations and recognize implicit meanings. You are getting more comfortable and are able to express yourself without looking for expressions. You speak French fluently in social, academic and work situations. You can write well-structured and detailed texts on complex subjects, showing use of connectors and a good knowledge of syntax.
C2 – Master
Congrats! You can understand everything you hear or read and you know how to summarize it to offer a coherent presentation to someone else. You can express yourself spontaneously very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.