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
  • 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

August 24, 2019

July 26, 2019

August 13, 2019

July 5, 2019

October 5, 2019

September 6, 2019

September 24, 2019

August 16, 2019

December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 26, 2019

October 18, 2019

May 2, 2020

 April 3, 2020  April 21, 2020

March 13, 2020

June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020

April 17, 2020

  

Upcoming French with Listening Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

November 2, 2019

October 3, 2019

October 22, 2019

September 13, 2019

November 7, 2020

May 8, 2021

  

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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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