French SAT Subject Test Tutoring

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 Tutoring 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. Starting in 2021, the Subject Test in French will be offered in November instead of in May.
  • SAT Subject Test in French with Listening, offered in November only. Starting in 2021, Language with Listening SAT Subject Tests will be offered in May instead of in November.

Upcoming French Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

December 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

November 17, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

November 24, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 16, 2020

June 5, 2021

 

May 6, 2021

May 18, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

May 26, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 16, 2021

  

Upcoming French with Listening Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

March 19, 2021

May 7, 2022

 

  

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Tutors in Washington DC

Philip D. Fileri

Philip D. Fileri

Tutor of: U.S. History, World History, Literature, French; Academic US History, Academic World History, Academic French and more

M.A. in History from Harvard University.
B.A., summa cum laude, in History from Columbia University.
Phi Beta Kappa; Editor for Charged Affairs.

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