World Language Placement Test

Padua Academy
Sign your student up for the desired world language placement test using the link sent by Mrs. Shana Rossi. All tests will be administered on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 3:30 pm. Please check in at the front door of Padua Academy between 2:45 and 3:00 pm. The placement test takes approximately one hour.

The exam will assess a student's ability to communicate with the language. Students should have a strong foundation in the following areas listed for each language as outlined below.

French Placement Exam

Learning ObjectivesVocabulary and Grammatical Structures
  • Greet others appropriately both in person and in emails
  • Describe and ask about items in a classroom
  • Greetings and leave-takings
  • Calendar vocabulary
  • Classroom vocabulary and common classroom phrases
  • Ask, agree and disagree about your likes and dislikes
  • Tell how well and how often you do an activity
  • Sports and leisure activities
  • Regular ER verbs
  • Forming questions
  • Describe yourself
  • Ask about and describe people you know like family members
  • The verb être
  • Adjectives for personality
  • Adjectives for physical description
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Describe your class schedule and items you need for school
  • Classes and school items
  • -RE and –IR verbs
  • The verbs préférer and acheter
  • Extend, accept and refuse an invitation
  • Sports, activities, places and weather
  • The verb faire
  • Give opinions about food
  • Inquire about prices
  • Place an order and pay the check
  • Breakfast food and drinks
  • Place settings
  • Ir verbs
  • The verb prendre

Spanish I Placement Exam

Learning ObjectivesVocabulary and Grammatical Structures
  • Greet others appropriately both in person and in emails
  • Ask and answer basic questions about dates and time
  • Greetings and leave-takings
  • Calendar vocabulary
  • Present basic information about yourself and your identity
  • Ask and give information about others
  • Explore the identities of well-known Spanish speakers
  • The verb SER
  • Adjectives of description
  • Exchange information about school life
  • Compare your school to those in the Spanish-speaking world
  • Classroom, class and school vocabulary
  • Regular AR verbs
  • Share information about your family, home and friends
  • Explore and compare important family traditions
  • Family and home vocabulary
  • The verb ESTAR
  • ER and IR verbs
  • Discuss your food preferences
  • Compare American food preferences, to the preferences of Spanish-speakers
  • Food, meal, and market vocabulary
  • Gustar and Encantar
  • Stem changing verbs

Italian I Placement Exam

Learning ObjectivesVocabulary and Grammatical Structures
  • Greet others appropriately both in person and in emails
  • Ask and answer basic questions about dates and time
  • Greetings and leave-takings
  • Calendar vocabulary
  • Present basic information about yourself and your identity
  • Ask and give information about others
  • The verb ESSERE
  • Adjectives of description
  • Exchange information about school life
  • Describe the activities you and your friends do in your spare time
  • Classroom, class and school vocabulary
  • Regular ARE/IRE/ERE verbs
  • Share information about your family, home and friends
  • Family vocabulary
  • The verb AVERE
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Talk about places you go around your town/city
  • Places in the city
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Prepositions
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