The HECFRAN test is held online.
One week before the test, the CFLA will send the exit test procedure to students registered for the test.
Everyone enrolled in the BBA or BMgt programs must pass the HECFRAN test to graduate. Read the Exemption section below for information about an equivalency.
The HECFRAN test requires students to produce a briefing note on a computer that provides an accurate, well-balanced representation of the ideas and arguments developed in a press kit. Passing the test is proof of your proficiency in French and your ability to write at a professional level, a skill that serve you well with your current or future employer.
The test lasts 3 hours and takes place in the Assignments section in ZoneCours.
You should allot about 1 hour should to reading the press kit and taking notes, 1 hour and 15 min. to writing the briefing note and 45 min. to revising the text.
On the day of the test, you will have access to a document of a few pages providing:
You will write the briefing note in a Word document.
To find the test schedule:
Important note: You must go to HEC en ligne at least 7 days before the test date to register or cancel your registration for a test.
The following tools will help you prepare for the test:
The Business Language Training Centre (Centre de formation en langues des affaires, CFLA) has developed self-study material for university and professional writing to help you write with confidence and professionalism. The interactive modules and demonstrations in this self-study may be helpful in preparing for your test.
You are also entitled to four one-on-one meetings with a CFLA tutor. During these meetings, you will receive tailored support for structuring a text, paraphrasing an authors’ ideas or polishing your grammar. Sign up for one-on-one tutoring.
You may use printed or online reference works to write a high-quality text. We suggest you use correction software such as Antidote. To use Antidote to best advantage, you may review the online capsule or sign up for a a workshop offered by CFLA. Correction freeware is available, but it doesn’t perform as well as Antidote. Here are some examples: https://bonpatron.com/ and https://www.scribens.fr/
Your results will be posted on HEC en ligne > Test results five to eight weeks after the test date.
The passing grade for the HECFRAN test is 60%. If you pass, an “ES” (for Exigences satisfaites, or requirements met) will appear on your transcript. If you fail the test, you will be required to take the three-credit course Techniques de rédaction universitaire et professionnelle (academic and professional writing techniques) and receive a passing grade in order to graduate.
Register for the course Techniques de rédaction universitaire et professionnelle. If you receive a passing grade in this course, you will meet the language requirements and be exempted from taking the HECFRAN test.
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