I found something sort of related in the memories, but this is still worth posting, I think.
I am in the position of having some reading knowledge in French with limited speaking ability. I am wondering if any of you have ever studied independently (let's say a couple hours a day for a month), taken a French (or German or Italian) placement test and managed to place out of 103. According to the FAQ for placement tests, French, German, and Italian consist of 100-multiple choice questions with one-third at each level (101, 102, 103), and there is no listening, speaking, or writing portion. If anyone has managed to do this, how did you do it? Any tips on the test from those who have taken one of these three languages' tests? Thank you in advance for any insight.