French citizenship test to get harder

France is reviewing plans to toughen up its language test for people applying for citizenship.

Prime Minister Edouard Phil­ippe has asked Interior Min­is­try officials for proposals, by this summer, to “strengthen requirements for the French level of candidates”.

Candidates currently have to reach a B1 “intermediate” level, meaning they can understand and converse on a range of everyday subjects.

There are two authorised tests, the ...

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