French Test and French Expression in the Workplace
The ID-Written French/Pro (Efp), previously French Written Communication Exercise for Professionals (WCE-PRO-FR), assesses a person’s ability to communicate in writing using the French language in a work context. This test assesses the candidate’s ability to express their ideas in writing using appropriate and accurate language to convey information clearly and effectively in French.
Our French language tests are particularly useful in Québec, where French is the official language and the national language.
Features of Our Applied French Test
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Any organization wishing to assess French writing and speaking skills for professional positions.
- Quickly identify your participants’ writing and speaking skills in French.
- Foster professional French written communications in your organization.
- Get a simple, detailed annual report outlining your participants' performance regarding written communication in French.
- Find out which programs would be best suited to improve your employees' French
What are the dimensions measured by the ID-Written French/Pro?
How does the candidate address a topic of writing and expression in French? Are the language requirements met? The ID-Written French/Pro will allow you to identify your employees' strengths and weaknesses and determine which are best suited to use their language and writing skills in your organization.
Style and Structure
Style and structure give way to syntax and understanding of images and expressions in French. Are the sentences grammatically correct? Are there anglicisms? Does the writing consider the rules and basic knowledge of grammar? Grammar and mechanics of the text
Mechanical quality refers to the ability to express oneself in writing in French. Is the mechanical quality good? Is the use of spelling and grammar adequate?
Why take a French language test?
French is used in many countries, including Canada, France, and several African countries. As a result, French is the working language of millions of people around the world. Consequently, French is essential for all companies and organizations that operate in these countries or that want to do business with French-speaking clients or partners.
In addition, many levels of government, notably in Canada and particularly in Québec, require employees to work in French. Having a basic knowledge of written French can also prove useful on a personal level.
What Are the Advantages of Having a French Test in the Workplace?
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Offering a French test to employees will help them integrate more easily into your company, and more specifically their work team. They will not only be able to communicate their needs and questions, but also to interact seamlessly with their colleagues.
An Employee who Feels Good at Work is a Motivated Employee
Safety and policy compliance
All organizations have policies that must be followed to ensure smooth operations. By having a good command of the French language, your employees will be able to understand these rules, including those related to health and safety at work. This is an important aspect that has a direct impact on the way the work is carried out.
A Worker who Is Unable to Understand Instructions Is More Likely to Endanger Himself and Others
A company that adopts the use of a French test will facilitate the work of its employees and impact their performance. Employees who have a good command of the workplace language will be able to communicate effectively with their colleagues, clients, suppliers, and the public. In turn, a satisfactory level of communication will improve employee performance.
To Increase Your Company's Performance, Opt for a French Test
If you are interested in our services, do not hesitate to contact us about the Québec government subsidy covering 100% of the costs of your francization program. We will be happy to give you a personalized offer.
What Are the Most Important Language Skills in the Workplace?
Listening is a passive language skill that most learners acquire before even speaking. Listening refers to the ability to understand verbal language in a variety of situations, such as a telephone conversation, an in-person meeting, a Zoom session, a presentation, etc. Being a good listener implies a good understanding of the language.
When a person is speaking, they are presenting their views or ideas on a particular topic to a colleague, manager, client, or supplier. The ability to communicate orally in French is therefore essential for jobs that require employees to interact with others.
Effective oral communication requires the ability to clearly articulate thoughts and use correct grammar and appropriate vocabulary, as well as having a good command of French.
The assessment of oral communication in French is sometimes conducted as part of a job interview. However, only a professional assessment can provide a valid assessment regarding the participant's skills. The use of a test such as the ID-Oral French makes it possible to achieve this goal.
Reading requires comprehension of oral text, which can vary greatly in complexity. Candidates must also be able to read and understand written texts such as emails, guidelines and contracts, manuals, and other documents if they are to be considered for highly skilled positions. It's easy to test your candidate's comprehension: a short text with a few multiple-choice questions will usually be enough. You can even test their understanding of the material by asking them to summarize it, rewrite it or compare it to other information.
Writing is a skill that allows you to express yourself through written language. It is imperative to test your prospect's writing skills if they are required to respond to messages or emails or prepare presentations, draft articles, guides, or any other resources. A cover letter can give some indication of their written French proficiency. However, only a professional psychometric test can provide a valid assessment of participants' skills. The use of a test such as the ID-Written French/Pro allows us to meet this goal.
Which Job Positions Require a Language Test?
In various situations, it may be necessary to test the language skills of your prospects:
- Language assessments are necessary when hiring remotely or bringing in talent from another country. The interest of employers in acquiring international talent continues to grow. Many companies have made the decision to start hiring remotely because of COVID-19. If you want to attract international talent, you need to make sure that the prospect you hire has the language skills to do the job.
- When the nature of the job requires the individual to write documents, emails, policies, letters, etc. in French, it is essential to assess this competency to ensure that the work will be done correctly.
- Most professional positions require employees to interact both orally and in writing with colleagues, clients, partners, suppliers, or even just the public.