French proficiency exam

The decree of November 07th, 2013 (Article 108 § 1st) provide that, where registration in the undergraduate programme (Bachelor), students who have not completed secondary school or a course of higher education in an institution whose teaching language is French must provide proof of a sufficient command of French by passing the French exam.

Passing this exam provides certification that the level reached by the student is equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, published by the Council of Europe.

The decree of November 07th, 2013 (Article 113 § 1st) also sets out that a student that does not have a diploma from the French Speaking Community of Belgium can not take the tests for a Masters degree with the view to teaching (including teaching in upper secondary education) (AESS) unless they have demonstrated a thorough command of French by successfully passing the examination for graduate students.

Passing this exam provides certification that the level reached by the student is equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, published by the Council of Europe.

Examinations demonstrating a sufficient command of the French language are in two parts :

  • a written exam: the student will write a prose text of about forty lines, based on either an oral presentation of about 15 minutes or a written text of a maximum of 2 to 3 pages on a general subject.
  • an oral exam: a discussion on the topic of the written text to verify the proper understanding of the oral presentation or written text and evaluate the oral communication skills of the student.

 

Exam Registration

  • students wishing to enrol in a Bachelor program must complete the online registration form.
  • students wishing to enrol in a Masters program with the view to teaching (including teaching in upper secondary education - AESS) should contact the Registration Service (+32 81 72 40 22).