Languages and Cultures

French and German Placement Exams Instructions

This exam is accessible only to students enrolled at CSB and SJU.

Important:

The placement exam is a tool used to help determine where your high school level of French or German corresponds to the course levels at CSB and SJU. The exam is not a means to "test out" of the global language proficiency requirement, nor do you receive credit for your score or placement. Therefore, to avoid skewing your proper placement, we strongly advise you not use study materials while taking the exam.

Because the exams are timed (90 minutes for French, 60 minutes for German), please plan enough time to take the exam in one sitting. 

Accessing the French or German placement exams:
How to find your language placement test scores:
  1. Log into Banner Self Service.
  2. Click “Student Records.”
  3. Click “View Results” and you should be able to find your test score.
Cut-off scores for French:

0-16

FREN 111

17-19

FREN 111/112

20-32

FREN 112

33-35 

FREN 112/211

36+

FREN 211 or 212;
in some cases 312 – consult with French faculty

Cut-off scores for German:

0-26

GERM 111

27-29

GERM 111/112

30-49

GERM 112

50-53 

GERM 112/211

54-67

GERM 211

68+

GERM 212

For information on placement exams for Latin, Greek, Japanese and Chinese, or for questions about this testing process, contact Jenn at (320) 363-5067 or e-mail: [email protected].
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Ana Conboy
Chair, Languages and Cultures Department
CSB Richarda P16
320-363-5754

Jennifer Schwichtenberg
Department Coordinator
CSB Richarda P38
320-363-5067
SJU Quad 253A
320-363-3093