Language Placement Guidelines for Prospective Students of French

Step 1: Read the information below and assess which course is most appropriate for your level of French language knowledge.

Step 2: Complete the online Language Placement Questionnaire by clicking on the tab below.

Step 3: Please allow 7 working days for us to process your application. An email notification of your placement results will be sent to your UNSW email. If you do not receive a notification after 7 working days, please email the School Office at quoting your name and student number.

Note: You will be contacted by email if a decision cannot be made on the basis of the information in the application form. In this case you may be required to provide further information or attend an interview with a discipline advisor.



Submitted questionnaires are processed in order of receipt. As some classes fill up very quickly, it is in a student’s best interests to submit the Online Application Form as soon as possible.

Students from other Faculties who wish to undertake language courses to fulfill free electives or general education requirements should ensure that these courses count towards the requirements of their degree programs with the relevant Program Authority.

If you feel that your starting course is not appropriate for your language level after attending first week of classes in the term, please contact the course convenor to discuss the feasibility of changing to a higher/lower level course. Any changes to enrolment must be approved by the Discipline Advisor and finalised by Friday, Week 1 of the term.

Courses offered in 2019

For timetable information, please see the Online Handbook

ARTS1480 Introductory French A

ARTS1481 Introductory French B

ARTS2480 Intermediate French A

ARTS2481 Intermediate French B

ARTS3480 Advanced French A

ARTS3481 Advanced French B

ARTS3482 Professional French A

ARTS3483 Professional French B

Further Information

General Enquiries: Please contact the School of Humanities and Languages for all general enquiries on online placement in French.

School of Humanities and Languages
Level 2, Morven Brown Building
Kensington campus, UNSW
Telephone: 9385 1681

Academic advice: If your knowledge of French does not fall into one of the above categories, or if you are not sure what level to enrol to, please contact the Valerie Combe-Germes outlining your experience of studying French before submitting the Online Questionnaire.

Valerie Combe-Germes
Level 2, 271 Morven Brown Building
Kensington campus, UNSW
Telephone: 9385 2315