French SAT Subject Test

The SAT Subject Tests in French evaluate skills in French grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. A student with a strong background in the language, including at least two or three years of formal study in high school, might consider taking a French Subject Test.

Our French Subject Test Program

We take an educational approach to the French Subject Tests. We focus on grammatical rules and establish an individualized schedule for the study of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Our programs are tailored to each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and previous exposure to—and present skills in—French.

Through in-session and homework drills, tutors help students learn vocabulary, apply grammatical rules, and develop concrete approaches to reading comprehension. Timed, full-length practice tests provide opportunities for students to exercise the knowledge and problem-solving skills emphasized during tutoring sessions.

Contact us to speak with a program consultant and schedule a diagnostic French Subject Test. If you are unsure about whether to take the French Subject Test with or without the listening component, we will help you make a decision based on diagnostic test scores, coursework, and time each student has spent in a French-speaking environment.

Standard French

Section

Content

Number of Questions

Time

Part A

Contextual Vocabulary and Idioms

Approximately 85 Multiple Choice Questions

1 Hour

Part B

Grammatical Sentence Completion

Part C

Grammatical Paragraph Completion

Part D

Reading Comprehension

 

French with Listening

Listening Component

    

Section

Content

Number of Questions

Time

Part A

Picture Identification

30–35 Multiple Choice Questions

20 Minutes

Part B

Short Dialogues

Part C

Long Dialogues

Reading Component

    

Section

Content

Number of Questions

Time

Part A

Contextual Vocabulary and Idioms

50–55 Multiple Choice Questions

40 Minutes

Part B

Sentence Completion

Part C

Paragraph Completion

Part D

Reading Comprehension



How are SAT Subject Tests Scored?

  • All SAT Subject Test scores are scaled from 200 to 800.
  • A fraction of a point is deducted from the raw score for each incorrect answer.

When are the French Subject Tests Taken?

Two versions of the French test are available: 

  • SAT Subject Test in French, offered in October, December, May, June, and August
  • SAT Subject Test in French with Listening, offered in November only

Upcoming French Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

May 6, 2017

April 7, 2017

April 25, 2017

March 17, 2017

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 24, 2017

April 14, 2017

August 26, 2017

October 7, 2017

December 2, 2017

May 5, 2018

June 2, 2018

 

Upcoming French with Listening Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

November 4, 2017

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