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About the test:

The French (Intermediate/B1) test evaluates a candidate's proficiency in the French language at the B1 level of the CEFR framework. It assesses reading and listening comprehension, vocabulary and grammar knowledge, writing skills, verb conjugation, sentence structure and conversational abilities.

Covered skills:

  • French language proficiency
  • Listening comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Verb conjugation
  • Conversation
  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing skills
  • Sentence structure
  • Culture and society

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface French (Intermediate/B1) Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Analysts



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The French (Intermediate/B1) test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Demonstrate intermediate level of French language proficiency
  • Comprehend and analyze written texts in French
  • Understand and interpret spoken French
  • Expand vocabulary in French
  • Apply grammatical rules in French
  • Write effectively in French
  • Conjugate verbs correctly in French
  • Construct sentences with proper structure in French
  • Engage in conversations in French
  • Understand and appreciate French culture and society
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this French (Intermediate/B1) test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Le parcours inspirant d'une auteure passionnée
B2
Comprehension
Solve
La vie d'une auteure est souvent un voyage passionnant, marqué par des hauts et des bas, des moments de doute et de succès éclatants. Cet itinéraire particulier offre un aperçu de la persévérance, de la créativité et de l'amour pour les mots.Depuis son jeune âge, cette écrivaine avait un goût prononcé pour l'écriture. Ses cahiers étaient remplis de poèmes, d'histoires imaginaires et de réflexions sur le monde qui l'entourait. Elle a décidé de poursuivre sa passion pour l'écriture en suivant des études littéraires, mais la route était semée d'embûches.La vie d'auteure est faite de rejets éditoriaux, de critiques constructives et d'heures passées à perfectionner son art. Pourtant, elle a persévéré, refusant de laisser les obstacles l'arrêter. Elle a écrit de nombreux manuscrits avant de trouver enfin un éditeur qui a cru en son talent.
Avec le temps, ses écrits ont gagné en reconnaissance, touchant les cœurs de lecteurs du monde entier. Ses romans ont été traduits dans plusieurs langues, et elle a été invitée à des salons du livre et des conférences littéraires prestigieuses.Mais le succès ne l'a pas changée. Elle reste une écrivaine humble, dévouée à son art et soucieuse de partager ses connaissances avec les jeunes écrivains en herbe. Elle encourage la créativité et la diversité dans l'écriture, affirmant que chaque voix est unique et mérite d'être entendue. Au fil des ans, cette auteure a laissé un héritage durable dans le monde de la littérature. Son parcours est une source d'inspiration pour ceux qui aspirent à donner vie à leurs histoires et à toucher le cœur des lecteurs avec leurs mots. Quelle qualité est mise en évidence dans le parcours de cette auteure qui l'a aidée à surmonter les défis et à atteindre le succès?

Medium

Le pronom relatif
A2
Vocabulary
Pronouns
Solve
Quel mot convient le mieux pour compléter cette phrase ? 
J'aime lire des livres __________ aident à développer mon vocabulaire __________ il y a beaucoup d’illustrations. J’ai prêté des livres  __________ tu m’a parlé. 

Medium

Les sociétés en changement
B2
Verbal Reasoning
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Lisez le paragraphe suivant et choisissez les vraies options:
Et, en France, la classe politique pourrait bien ressembler, tout du moins en nombre d'années, à un « pouvoir gris ». Plus de la moitié des sénateurs ont plus de 60 ans, l'âge moyen des maires de communes de plus de 3 500 habitants est de 54 ans. Idem pour ceux qui les élisent. Alors qu'ils représentent 20 % de la population, les retraités forment déjà 30 % des électeurs. Bref, la démocratie a les tempes blanchies. Or, quand les papy-boomers seront à la retraite, ils auront encore plus de temps. Ne vont-ils pas accaparer les affaires publiques à leur avantage ? Faut-il redouter une gérontocratie à la française ? « Fantasme ! » Jean-Philippe Viriot-Durandal, maître de conférences en sociologie à l'université de Franche-Comté, en est convaincu. Vieux ne veut pas forcément dire réac. Il en veut pour preuve deux exemples, décortiqués dans son livre. D'abord, la dernière élection présidentielle, où le vote pour le Front national fut autant le fait des jeunes électeurs que de leurs aînés. La preuve aussi avec l'adoption de l'euro. « Six mois après l'introduction définitive de la monnaie unique européenne, les nostalgiques du franc étaient à peine plus nombreux chez les plus de 65 ans que dans l'ensemble de la population – 53 %, contre 48 % », écrit le sociologue. Qui ajoute que « l'opposition entre les jeunes générations, ouvertes sur le monde et sur l'avenir, et les anciennes, rétives au changement et réfractaires à la nouveauté », ne serait que caricature.
A: La démographie électorale en France rajeunit, moins de la moitié des sénateurs ayant plus de 60 ans et l'âge moyen des maires des communes de plus de 3,500 habitants étant inférieur à 54 ans. 

B: Selon le sociologue Jean-Philippe Viriot-Durandal, la perception des générations plus âgées plus opposées au changement et aux idées nouvelles par rapport aux plus jeunes est une véritable représentation de la dynamique sociétale actuelle en France.

C: L'analyse de Jean-Philippe Viriot-Durandal suggère que les « papy-boomers », malgré leur âge, restent individualistes et prêts au changement, soulignant leur capacité propension à se reconstruire même bien après l'âge de la retraite.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Le parcours inspirant d'une auteure passionnée
B2
Comprehension

3 mins

French
Solve

Medium

Le pronom relatif
A2
Vocabulary
Pronouns

2 mins

French
Solve

Medium

Les sociétés en changement
B2
Verbal Reasoning

3 mins

French
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Le parcours inspirant d'une auteure passionnée
B2
Comprehension
French
Medium3 mins
Solve
Le pronom relatif
A2
Vocabulary
Pronouns
French
Medium2 mins
Solve
Les sociétés en changement
B2
Verbal Reasoning
French
Medium3 mins
Solve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries
Brandon

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!


Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment French (Intermediate/B1) test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the French (Intermediate/B1) test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


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About the French (Intermediate/B1) Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment French (Intermediate/B1) test?

The French (Intermediate/B1) test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • French language proficiency
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Writing skills
  • Verb conjugation
  • Sentence structure
  • Conversation
  • Culture and society

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the French (Intermediate/B1) test?

  • French language proficiency

    This skill measures the overall ability of a candidate to understand and use the French language effectively. It includes assessing the candidate's comprehension, fluency, pronunciation, and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French.

  • Reading comprehension

    This skill assesses the candidate's ability to understand and interpret written texts in French. It evaluates the candidate's reading speed, comprehension of vocabulary, grammar rules, and understanding of the main ideas, details, and nuances of the text.

  • Listening comprehension

    This skill measures the candidate's ability to understand spoken French. It evaluates the candidate's comprehension of conversations, lectures, interviews, and other audio materials, assessing their ability to understand vocabulary, context, main ideas, details, and specific information.

  • Vocabulary

    This skill evaluates the candidate's knowledge and understanding of French words and phrases, including their meanings, correct usage, and appropriate context. It assesses the candidate's ability to choose the right vocabulary for specific situations and their overall vocabulary range and depth.

  • Grammar

    This skill measures the candidate's understanding and application of French grammar rules, including verb conjugation, sentence structure, tenses, agreement, and word order. It assesses the candidate's ability to use grammar correctly and effectively in both spoken and written communication.

  • Writing skills

    This skill assesses the candidate's ability to produce written texts in French, including essays, reports, letters, and other written forms. It evaluates their ability to organize their thoughts, use appropriate vocabulary and grammar, express ideas clearly, and communicate effectively in writing.

  • Verb conjugation

    This skill measures the candidate's knowledge and understanding of how to conjugate verbs correctly in French, including regular and irregular verbs, different tenses, moods, and reflexive verbs. It assesses their ability to form and use verb conjugations accurately in various contexts.

  • Sentence structure

    This skill evaluates the candidate's understanding and use of correct sentence structure in French. It assesses their ability to arrange words, phrases, and clauses in a grammatically correct and coherent manner, including the use of subject-verb agreement, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and other grammatical elements.

  • Conversation

    This skill measures the candidate's ability to engage in spoken conversations in French, including dialogues, discussions, and interviews. It assesses their ability to initiate and sustain a conversation, use appropriate vocabulary and grammar, express ideas and opinions, ask and answer questions, and participate actively in a conversation.

  • Culture and society

    This skill evaluates the candidate's knowledge and understanding of French culture, society, customs, traditions, and current affairs. It assesses their familiarity with French literature, history, arts, music, cinema, famous personalities, social norms, and values, as well as their ability to analyze and discuss cultural and societal topics in French.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for French (Intermediate/B1) test to be based on.

    Greetings
    Numbers
    Days of the week
    Months of the year
    Colors
    Family
    Hobbies
    Food and drink
    Jobs and professions
    Travel and transportation
    Shopping
    Weather
    Sports
    Art and music
    Technology
    Education
    Health
    Nature
    Animals
    History
    Geography
    Politics
    Economy
    Fashion
    Relationships
    Entertainment
    Books and literature
    Movies
    French cuisine
    Famous French figures
    French holidays and celebrations
    French customs and traditions
    French art and architecture

What roles can I use the French (Intermediate/B1) test for?

  • Analyst
  • French language teacher
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Tour guide
  • Content writer
  • Customer service representative
  • International relations specialist
  • Study abroad coordinator
  • Language tutor
  • International business consultant

How is the French (Intermediate/B1) test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Translation skills
  • Interpretation skills
  • Idiomatic expressions
  • Phonetics and pronunciation
  • Literature
  • French history and civilization
  • French art and culture
  • French geography
  • French current affairs
  • French cinema and media
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


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French (Intermediate/B1) Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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