Courses in the French Department have a twofold objective: to perfect fluency in the written and spoken language, and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the literature and culture of France and French-speaking countries.
Spring 2019 Placement Exam Schedule:
Friday, January 18th
10:00-12:00pm, Milbank 405
All first-year, transfer, and/or returning students who studied French prior to entering Columbia/Barnard must take the placement exam before taking any Barnard French courses. The test is all multiple choice (50 questions), takes about 45 minutes and covers grammar, vocabulary, sentence comprehension, translation, and short translation passage. There are no listening or oral components. Questions about the exam should be directed to
Professor Isabelle Jouanneau-Fertig at firstname.lastname@example.org.