Language proficiency tests

Find out about the various language proficiency tests you can take at École de langues.

Assessment centre

Created in 2001, Centre d’évaluation des compétences langagières is a language proficiency assessment centre for Université Laval students. To help you select the right course or program for your needs, the Centre will assess your language abilities and certify your proficiency in view of your admission to, or continuation in, a program, or your qualification for a diploma or certificate.

The Centre also administers standardized international tests and cooperates with other universities to assess language proficiency. It also innovates and creates assessments designed to meet needs related to the internationalization of education, particularly computerized and distance assessments.

For information on placement tests in other languages, contact the following persons

Sandra Bérubé
Coordonnatrice du Centre d’évaluation des compétences langagières
Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, bureau 2306
418 656-2131, poste 402522
tests-langues@elul.ulaval.ca

العربية (Arabic)
Radia Benkhouya
radia.benkhouya@elul.ulaval.ca

 

中文 (Chinese)
Xiao-Mian Xie
xiao-mian.xie@elul.ulaval.ca

 

Italiano
Eleonora Nicolosi
eleonora.nicolosi.1@ulaval.ca

日本語 (Japanese)
Sonia Engberts
sonia.engberts@elul.ulaval.ca

 

Português
Francisco Pereira de Lima
francisco.pereira-de-lima@elul.ulaval.ca

 

Русский язык (Russian)
Tatiana Mogilevskaya
tania.mogilevskaya@elul.ulaval.ca

Results

Your results will be posted in your monPortail account five business days after the test, except for the TEÉF.

Getting your results in Capsule

  1. Log into MonPortail using your IDUL and your PIN

  2. Click on the “Renseignements sur les études” tab
  3. Click on the “Dossier des études” link
  4. Click on the “Résultat des tests de langue” link

 

Your test results will come up on the screen.

The results of all tests will be considered valid and kept on file for the duration of your studies.

FAQ

Do I need to take a language proficiency test if:

I’ve never taken a course in the language and consider myself a beginner?

No, just sign up for the beginner-level course. The only exception is for English.

 

Sign up for the mandatory English test

 

I’ve already successfully completed a course in the language at Université Laval’s École de langues?

No, just sign up for the next level.

I’ve already successfully completed a course in the language in high school, college, or elsewhere and feel I am somewhat familiar with the language?

Yes, you need to take a proficiency test for English, German, or French as a foreign language.

For Spanish, if you haven’t taken any courses, sign up for ESG-1010; if you’ve already taken a beginner-level course, sign up for ESG-1020.

For all other situations, the language proficiency test is mandatory.

For other languages, please contact the section head for that language (you’ll see their name under the heading for that language). The results of all tests will be considered valid and kept on file for the duration of your studies.

I’ve already taken a language proficiency test in the language at Université Laval’s École de langues?

No, if you took the test within the past two years or in the course of your current studies. In that case, you’ll need to sign up for courses at the level recommended in monPortail. For German, please contact the section head.

If it’s been more than two years since you took the test and you weren’t enrolled at Université Laval during this period, the answer is yes.

I’ve already taken a language proficiency test in the language elsewhere?

Yes, unless it was the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) or the Test de français international (TFI). If you’ve taken one of those tests in the past two years, you’ll need to send your certificate to Université Laval at the following address:

Bureau du registraire
Pavillon Jean-Charles-Bonenfant
2345, allée des Bibliothèques, local 2440
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

Additional information

Is my placement in an École de langues course final?

As soon as classes start, professors begin assessing each student’s spoken and written proficiency. If the professor determines that your language skills are too advanced (or not advanced enough), you’ll be transferred to the appropriate level. That’s why it’s in your best interest to take your language proficiency test as early on in your studies as possible.

Can I retake the test if I think I can do better?

You have to wait at least 180 days before you can retake a test. The TFLM and the TEÉF cannot be retaken.

Am I eligible for accommodation measures for language proficiency tests?

If you hold a letter from Université Laval’s Centre d’aide aux étudiants stating that you qualify for certain test accommodation measures, you will have the right to those same measures for language proficiency tests. You must send a request to tests-langues@elul.ulaval.ca with your accommodation letter and your course schedule attached.