The placement test, conducted by an instructor, consists of a
brief personal interview. Each student is tested individually.
This placement test respects the communicative / functional approach
of our program by:
- determining the individual's ability to communicate orally
through a series of
- assessing the level of oral comprehension;
- determining strong and weak points of grammar;
- verifying the ability to modify speech.
Test results can be finalized within a few days. The company will be provided with a summary indicating
each student's name and level. Some group changes are inevitable
after the first few classes as some individuals' latent skills
may only show up after a few hours of instruction.
We do not recommend the use of the American Pimsleur test and
the Modern Language Aptitude Test (M.L.A.T.) currently available
on the market. An individual's level of aptitude is best established
by his/her performance in class. The instructor can gauge how easily
the participant assimilates and utilizes new material.
Students will be evaluated at regular intervals throughout each
term. This evaluation shows participants their strong and weak
points, with regard to the objectives covered during the learning process.
These tests can be oral or written comprehension tests, and can
be formal or informal.
The progress report refers to the assessment of an individual's
progress at the end of a term. It is designed to determine whether
or not an individual has achieved the goals set out in the program.
Ongoing evaluations are integral components
of our program that feed into the final progress report.