French Language Proficiency Level Scale

The French language proficiency of AGS students is assessed upon enrollment and, in the case of the Master's and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations and Diplomacy where a graduation requirement is to be met, before graduation, according to the ALTE scale (Association of Language Testers in Europe) which also correponds to the CEF scale (Common European Framework of Reference).

Proficiency in French

ALTE* scale

CEF** scale


Level 0

Level 0 /A1

Pre-Intermediate (required for graduation at AGS)

Level 1

Level A2


Level 2

Level B1


Level 3

Level B2


Level 4

Level C1


Level 5

Level C2

*ALTE: Association of Language Testers in Europe

**CEF: Common European Framewok of reference

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Ryan MillsUnited States
Study Abroad in Paris
Fall 2015 

quote leftFrom current issues in the Middle East taught together by an Iranian historian and an Israelli journalist, to NGO management taught by the director of Human Rights Watch in France, every class was fascinating and taught by some of the most impressive people I could ever have imagined. I immediately felt at home in this small but active AGS community because, although students and professors are all from different parts of the world, everyone takes the time to understand each other's perspective. Overall, I would recommend AGS to anyone with a thirst for intellectual stimulation and a drive to not only understand the world of international relations, but engage in it..quote right

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