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Level assessment


An oral evaluation can be done on the phone or at the premises of Institut français de Finlande. During this first appointment, you will have the opportunity to set some goals and define your learning plan. Please contact 09-2510 2129 or 



The two tests below will help you choose which course is best for you. They will give you an indication about your listening and reading skills

CNED’s (French National Center for distance learning) official test

Test duration : 45 minutes.

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– A short version of TCF (Test of knowledge in French) test : no limited duration

After the test, I can choose the most suitable course on the Registration Platform.



You can make a self-assessment of your language level based on the grid provided in the Common European Framework for Languages

A1 – Breakthrough

I can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. I can introduce myself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where I live, people I know and things I have. I can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 – Elementary
I can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. I can describe in simple terms aspects of my background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 – Threshold

I can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. I can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 – Vantage
I can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in my field of specialization. I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. I can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 – Effective operational proficiency
I can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning. I can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. I can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. I can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 – Mastery
I can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. I can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. I can express myself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.