Language Tests

Where should you start? Find out with a test!


U of R Pre-registration Assessment in French

The Pre-registration assessment in French takes a maximum of 20 minutes and assesses your French language writing skills.

No background in French

If you have never studied French before, you may register in FR 100 without doing the Pre-registration assessment.

With background in French

However, if you have any background in French, including:

  • elementary school,
  • high school,
  • immersion,
  • living or studying in a French speaking environment

and you are registering in your first course in French at the University, you MUST take this mandatory assessment.

Core French

With a background in core French, you would normally begin your studies at the 100 level ( FR 100, 101, etc.)

French Immersion

With grade 12 French Immersion, you would normally begin your studies at the 200 level (FR 201, 202, etc.)

Requirement for Courses

You must take the Pre-registration assessment if you register for the following:

  • a French credit course
  • the Certificate in French as a Second Language
  • the Bac en éducation française.



American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

ACTFL proficiency tests are used worldwide by academic institutions, government agencies and private corporations for purposes such as:

  • academic placement,
  • student assessment,
  • program evaluation,
  • professional certification,
  • hiring, and
  • promotional qualification.

ACTFL currently offers a number of options for assessing (interpersonal) speaking, (interpretive) reading and listening and (presentational) writing skills. ACTFL assessments determine functional language ability as described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the ACTFL Advanced Level Check are conducted and rated by certified ACTFL OPI testers. The ACTFL OPIc is rated by certified OPIc raters, The ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) is rated by certified ACTFL WPT raters.



Test de français international (TFI)

La Cité universitaire francophone is one of the official TFI testing centres in Canada.

The Test de français international (TFI) evaluates the French level of non- francophones. This multiple choice test assesses a candidate’s ability to understand, write and read French as it is used in the international workplace.


Comprehensive English Language Test (CELT)

The Comprehensive English Language Test (CELT) has earned an excellent reputation as a valid and reliable instrument for measuring English language proficiency for English as a second language (ESL). It is especially appropriate for high school, college and adult ESL programs at the intermediate and advanced levels. 

Grade Range:

  • High school
  • Postsecondary
  • Adults


  • Individual
  • Group


Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes



To book an appointment, please contact or visit:

Student Services Centre
La Cité universitaire francophone
Language Institute Building - LI 220.4.1
306.337.3280 |


Need Tutoring? The tutoring service is free for all University of Regina students taking at least one French course.