For collège, the written test typically includes an extract from a work of children’s literature, followed by reading comprehension questions and a short essay. The oral component is an examination based on a text (given on the spot), such as a poem, a passage from a novel, or an article, followed by a ten-minute interview with the English teachers. Of course, each test is adapted accordingly to each age and year group.
Duration : 60 minutes for 6ème
Passage 30-35 lines of fiction or non-fiction
Reading and answering questions : from global comprehension and more detailed understanding
Creative writing 15-20 lines
Duration: 10 minutes
Read a passage aloud
The oral interview is not just a conversation. It is a test to judge the pupil’s comprehension of a written text and their ability to react and analyse it.