The TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Français) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. It’s created by  the French Language Centre of the CCI Paris Ile-de- France,

We will first offer the TEF  Canada, to Immigrate to Canada and to obtain the Canadian citizenship. 

 

How is the TEF Graded ?

Correspondance niveaux TEF/CECR/NCLC
TEF

0+

1

2

3

4

5

6

CECR (Common European Framework for Languages)

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

C2

NCLC (Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens or Canadian Language Benchmarks)

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

 

Compulsory sections: total 900
Written Comprehension: 300
Listening Comprehension: 360
Vocabulary & Structure: 240

Next session : June 29, 2017, registrations are closed.

Following sessions

  •  September 18 registrations closing August 18
  • December 15  registrations closing November 15

More information: http://www.centredelanguefrancaise.paris/tests-diplomes/test-evaluation-francais-tef/

 

No prior degree is required to sit the exam. The candidate must 16 years and up.

The goal of TEF is to evaluate the French skills of the candidate using a scale of 7 levels that range from 0+ level ( basic skills) to level 6 ( complete control ). This scale refers to:

• 6 skill levels A1 to C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe
• 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks (NCLC-niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens).

1 test in 5 parts:

• Reading Comprehension 60 min – 50 items – 300 points
• Written Expression 60 min – 2 topics to complete – 450 points

• Listening Comprehension 40 min – 60 items – 360 points
• Oral Expression 15 min – 2 topics to complete – 450 points

• (Vocabulary and Structures 30 min – 40 items – 240 points) not for TEF Canada

It’s depending on your situation:

To apply for immigration to Canada :

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written expression

To apply for Canadian nationality

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Oral Expression

After the test and after correction of tests, a certificate of results, which is valid for one year, is mailed to the applicant. It shows the scores on each section. Please allow minimum 2 months between your exam and your interview at the ambassy or consulate.

 

If desired, the candidate may take the test as much as he/she wants. However, a two-month waiting period is required between two successive sessions.

To register:

1 . Fill in the online form:

2. Proceed the payment online

For emigration purposes, you must submit the following either in person or via mail:
– an original signed registration form
– one photo (click here for instructions from our sister FIAF in New York)
– a copy of your passport or ID Card (on paper)

Any incomplete applications will be rejected.

You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard & American Express) in person or over the telephone.

Exam fee is not refundable once registered.

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