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French Language Assessment Test


The Versant French Language Assessment

The Versant French Language Skills Assessment, created by leading language testing experts and built on the patented Versant testing system, evaluates the oral French skills of people whose native language is not French. Corporations and academic institutions throughout the world use Versant French to evaluate the ability of employees, students, or teachers to understand spoken French and to communicate clearly and appropriately in French.

Why Choose Versant?


With a 0.97 correlation, Versant test scores generated by the Ordinate testing system are virtually indistinguishable from expert human scoring, ensuring confidence in the results.


The Versant French Speaking Test is highly reliable (split-half reliability of 0.97), delivering more consistent testing without the variability typical of multiple evaluators and locations.


Versant is fully automated and can be easily taken over a phone or computer by large groups of test-takers. A detailed score report is available minutes after the test is completed.

What We Test

Sentence Mastery

The ability to use basic and complex grammatical structures and sentence patterns accurately and appropriately. Scoring focuses on the appropriate usage of words, phrases, and clauses in meaningful structures.


The ability to articulate vowels and consonants in a native-like manner. Scoring focuses on accurate pronunciation and stress placement at the word and sentence level.


The ability to understand, recall, and use common everyday words accurately and appropriately. Scoring focuses on the range of vocabulary and the accuracy of its use at the word, phrase, sentence, and discourse levels.


The ability to maintain smooth speech flow and tempo. Scoring focuses on rate of speaking, the position and length of pauses, rhythm, and phrasing.

Versant French Speaking Test Features


  • Recruiting
  • School Admission
  • Teacher Credential
  • Promotion

Duration of Test

~15 Minutes

Number of Questions

63 Questions

Question Types

  • Reading
  • Repeat
  • Short Answer Questions
  • Sentence Builds
  • Story Retelling
  • Open Questions


  • Precise score in the range of 20 to 80
  • Overall score
  • Diagnostic sub scores in sentence mastery, vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation
  • Suggestions for improvement
  • Detailed explanation of language capabilities
  • Score mapping to CEFR

Test Security

  • Secure capture and storage of candidate responses
  • Anonymous test ID numbers to ensure data privacy
  • Random test form to prevent cheating

Validity and Reliability

  • Versant has been extensively field tested and evaluated to verify its validity and reliability.

Conventional Tests vs Versant French Language Assessment

Conventional Tests

Versant French Oral Exam

Questionable consistency
Proven reliability
Limited times, locations
Anytime and anywhere
Results in days or weeks
Results in minutes
Complicated test
Easy administration portal
High cost
Cost effective

French Language Skills Test FAQ

How do you test French speaking skills?

The Versant French Oral Exam is a top-notch gauge for determining someone's French-speaking effectiveness. By testing sentence mastery, pronunciation, vocabulary, and fluency, users are able to get a comprehensive understanding of someone's French capabilities.

Where can I purchase French Assessment Tests?

French oral exam can be purchased through our website. To speak with a sales representative, feel free to give us a call at (888) 788-4441 or fill out a form here. You can also download a sample test or sample score.