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French Diagnostic Test 2017

This test lasts an hour and will be taken on a computer under examination conditions. The questions will be short (multiple-choice, gap filling and so forth). The test does not count in any way towards your end-of-year mark. We use it simply to learn something of your strengths and weaknesses at the beginning of the academic year. Your grammar tutor will receive your results in the first few weeks of term, and these will then be passed on to you.

The test will take place in rooms R041 and R039. These rooms are next to the Library café and are accessed from the outside using a university card.

The test takes place at the following times:

Thursday 5th October

2.15 pm– 3.30 pm: all students following these degree courses: French Studies, French and History, French and Economics, French and German, French and Italian, French and Theatre Studies, French with Arabic, French with Russian, French with Spanish, French with German, Hispanic Studies and French, Hispanic Studies with French, French with Italian

3.45 am – 5.00 pm: all students following these degree courses: English and French, French and Linguistics, Politics, International Studies and French, BA Modern Languages / BA Modern Languages and/with Linguistics, BA Modern Languages and Economics

You are asked to arrive 10 minutes before the start of your allotted session.

To help you prepare become familiar with the computer package, there is a short mock test for you to try on your own machines. You can find the link to the mock test here: It will be available for you to try from Wednesday 3rd October

Following the grammar test, throughout the year you will undertake a series of grammar exercises on this platform, linked with the grammar lecture programme.