Tef

Test d'évaluation du français


One test for every level. The preferred test for Permanent Residency and Canadian Citizenship applications.

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The TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français) exam is a single test for all levels. The candidate receives an international certificate corresponding to his or her exact level in the 6 level-range of the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages (CEFRL). This exam is a comprehensive placement test for native and non-native French speakers seeking a quick and precise evaluation of their general language skills. It is valid for a limited period of time.

Note that the TEF is taken in person, at our location in Winnipeg; the components other than oral expression are on computer.

The Different Versions of the TEF

We offer two versions of the TEF: TEF Canada and the general TEF. Most candidates will want to take the TEF Canada. You should only take the general TEF if it is specifically required, or if you need the Lexique & Structure section. If you are applying for Permanent residency or Canadian Citizenship, you MUST take the TEF Canada.

TEF Canada

TEF Canada contains four fully-modular sections which evaluate written comprehension (reading), oral comprehension (listening), written expression (writing), and oral expression (speaking), respectively. In addition to the CEFRL score, you will also be placed on a 7-level scale based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

General TEF

The general TEF includes a mandatory section and two optional sections. The mandatory section evaluates written and oral comprehension (reading and listening), as well as vocabulary and structure. The vocabulary and structure (Lexique et structure) section is the only part of the general TEF not included in the TEF Canada. The first optional section evaluates written expression (writing), while the second evaluates oral expression (speaking).

Upcoming Sessions and Rates

TEF Canada session date Registration deadline
Friday, March 04th FULL
Friday, April 08th FULL
Friday, April 22nd FULL
Friday, May 13th FULL
Friday, May 27th FULL 
Friday, July  08th Tuesday, Jun 28th 
further date to be determined

Dates subject to sufficient registrations.
We suggest registering as early as possible, as the number of candidates per session is limited.

If you are planning on registering for a general TEF, please contact us first.


TEF Canada rates

General TEF rates

The Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris Ile de France (Paris Chamber of Commerce, creator/manager of the TEF) has terms specific to the TEF (in French only).

TEF & TEF Canada

The Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF) is a reliable instrument for measuring your skills in French and is a widely recognized test offered by the Paris Chamber of Commerce (CCIP).

TEF

Directed at candidates whose native language is not French and wishing to assess their level of French. It can be used for a variety of purposes (academic studies, emigration, citizenship applications, professional, etc.).

3 compulsory tests (2h10) in QCM format (multiple choice questionnaires) assessing:
- Reading - 60min, 50 questions, 300 points
- Listening - 40min, 60 questions, 360 points
- Lexique & Structure - 30min, 40 questions, 240 points

2 optional tests (1h20):
- Writing - 60min, 2 subjects, 450 points
- Speaking - 20min, 2 subjects, 450 points.

TEF CANADA

Directed specifically at candidates wishing to assess their level of French for immigration to Canada.


2 compulsory tests (1h40) in QCM format (multiple choice questionnaires) assessing:
- Reading - 60min, 50 questions, 300 points
- Listening - 40min, 60 questions, 360 points


2 optional tests (1h20):
- Writing - 60min, 2 subjects, 450 points
- Speaking - 20min, 2 subjects, 450 points.

Next sessions

Monday, June  20th


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Important Information


The TEF exam will take place at Alliance Française Calgary: #350, 1721 29th Ave SW, Calgary AB T2T 6T7.


The TEF is valid for 2 years from the date of taking the test and you may take the TEF as many times as you wish with 30 days between 2 takes in any location.


Price of the exam: $320 for the Full exam. Please note that no refund or deferment is possible. Cancellations for climatic or personal reasons are not possible.


You will get results within 4 weeks: an electronic version will be sent on your e-mail address from CCI-Paris. There is absolutely no way to speed up the process as all information is sent to Paris.


The reading, listening and writing parts are computer-based. The speaking part takes place in-person with an assessor.


By registering and paying for the examination, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you certify that you have read all the necessary documents.


A few days before your exam, you will receive an official invitation with your schedule. It it essential you arrive on the time indicated on your invitation as you will not be granted access to the room after the examination starts.


The AFC is not grading the exam and cannot be held responsible for the results obtained by the candidate. All files are sent to the Chambre de Commere in Paris for grading.


For information about which test is required for immigration, citizenship or other purposes, please inquire with the immigration services or the appropriate institution. Our employees do not have the training to answer those questions.

Registration Process


Step 1

Complete and submit the TEF form.


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Step 2

Scan your piece of ID and send it by email at info@afcalgary.ca if you did not provide it in the form.


Step 3

Contact us at 403-245-5662 during our opening hours to make the payment. The registration is not complete until payment has been received. For ease of process, please complete first 3 steps the same day. 


Step 4

Receive a confirmation by email from AFC about the date of your exam. If you do not hear from us within a week, please contact us at 403-245-5662. 


Step 5 (optional)

You can train for the exam by visiting the website of the CCIP HERE or by using the platform Prepmyfuture ($45).


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No refund or deferment is possible. Cancellations for climatic or personal reasons are not possible.