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Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 023: French

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 80 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response assignments
Time 2 hours 30 minutes*
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Listening Comprehension 001–002 15%
II Reading Comprehension 003–004 15%
III Language Structures and Comparisons 005–006 15%
IV Cultural Understanding, Comparisons, and Connections 007–008 15%
V Language Acquisition, Instruction, and Assessment 009–013 20%
VI Writing 014 20%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table above.

Subarea I—LISTENING COMPREHENSION

Objective 001—Derive information from a variety of authentic oral communications in French representing interpersonal and presentational modes in social and academic situations.

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Objective 002—Apply skills of inference to a variety of authentic oral communications in French representing interpersonal and presentational modes in social and academic situations.

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Subarea II—READING COMPREHENSION

Objective 003—Derive information from a variety of authentic materials, written in French, representing interpersonal and presentational modes.

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Objective 004—Apply skills of inference to a variety of authentic materials, written in French, representing interpersonal and presentational modes.

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Subarea III—LANGUAGE STRUCTURES AND COMPARISONS

Objective 005—Demonstrate knowledge of the grammatical and syntactic structures of French.

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Objective 006—Understand the similarities and differences between English and French.

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Subarea IV—CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING, COMPARISONS, AND CONNECTIONS

Objective 007—Understand the products and perspectives of French-speaking cultures.

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Objective 008—Understand the practices (e.g., political and economic practices, practices of daily life and communication) and perspectives of French-speaking cultures.

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Subarea V—LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT

Objective 009—Understand processes of language acquisition.

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Objective 010—Understand principles and practices of instruction in the language classroom.

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Objective 011—Understand the integration of standards into language curriculum and instruction.

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Objective 012—Understand principles and practices of assessment in the language classroom.

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Objective 013—Understand the role of a teacher as a professional.

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Subarea VI—WRITING

Objective 014—Write a well-organized, cohesive passage of several paragraphs (approximately 200–250 words) in French on an assigned topic.

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