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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Charlotte Bennborn Sweden
M.A., School of International Relations
Class of 2008

quote leftFor me, a key attraction of AGS was the opportunity to complete two Masters’ degrees in two years in two languages.quote right

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