TEF exams


The Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Canada (TEF Canada) is a test of general French which assesses the level of proficiency in French of francophones and non-francophones alike.Created in 1998 by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industrie,  TEF is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

It is recognised as official proof of language proficiency by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as well as by the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés Culturelles du Québec (MICC) for permanent residency applications, Certificat de Sélection du Québec applications and Canadian citizenship applications.

The TEF Canada assesses the candidate’s proficiency in French using a 7 level scale based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).
It  consists of 4 modules: listening, speaking, reading and/or writing


Why take the TEF?

The TEF provides confirmation of one’s level of competency in French in any professional, academic or mobility-related context,
and in particular for:

What are the tests?

The TEF consists of 5 parts :

According to your goals and the formalities you need to complete, you can choose the TEF version that includes the tests you require.


PREPARATION

We recommend enrollment into our  language classes, either group or private. You can also benefit from optimal progression by a combination of both solutions. Talk to us for a personalized program. View course catalog here.

Additional information is available here: lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/en/tests-diplomas/prepare-for-the-tef/



TEF

Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the TEF is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

TEST DETAILS

There are five modules to choose from: oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression, vocabulary & syntax (approx. 4 hours).

TEF CANADA 

Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. The TEF Canada Immigration is specific to those wishing to emigrate to Canada.

TEST DETAILS

Oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression (approx. 3.5 hours).

TEF POUR LA NATURALISATION

Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the TEF is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. The TEF Naturalisation is specific to those applying for French citizenship.

TEST DETAILS

Oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression (approx. 2.5 hours).

TEFAQ (Test d'évaluation de français adapté au quebec)


Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the TEF is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. The TEFAQ is specific to those wishing to emigrate to Québec. Primary applicants must complete the Full examination, while non-primary applicants must complete Electives only.

EXAM DETAILS

TEFAQ (Electives only): Oral comprehension, oral expression (approx. 1.5 hours).



TEF Policies

1. The test fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to a future examination session. See update under "Additional Policies" below.    

2. It is the candidate’s responsibility to check that their names and details are correct on the confirmation of enrolment, as they appear on their passport. The same details will appear on the attestation. 

3. Once set, the schedule of examination dates and times may not be altered.

4. Candidates should arrive at the time indicated on the notification of examination timetable, which they will be receiving by email, and wait at the reception area of 1221 Brickell Ave. Suite 2100, Miami, FL 33131 until the coordinator drives them to the examination class. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.     

5. Candidates will be required to bring official proof of identity on their examination day and the notification of examination timetable. Only passports, national ID cards, and photo driving licenses will be accepted. Failure to produce one of the above-mentioned cards will deny candidates access to the examination room.    

6. Results are due four to six weeks after the examination day. Candidates will be informed by email. No scores will be given by phone to candidates.    

7. Test dates may be subject to alterations or cancellations in cases of force majeure. Due to insufficient number of candidates, the Alliance Française Miami Metro reserves the right to cancel a test. See update under "Additional Policies".    

8. PLEASE READ THE OFFICIAL TERMS FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCE.    

Additional TEF Policies during COVID-19

9. The Alliance Française MIAMI METRO applies the latest guidelines issued for the state of Florida. Please check the Florida State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) website for additional information.  All candidates must agree and respect the additional TEF Policies during COVID-19; the Alliance Française Miami Metro reserves the right to refuse any candidate who does not comply to these rules and regulations.    

10. In an effort to limit the spread of the virus, residents of the states of Florida are given priority to TEF enrollments (candidates are asked for a proof of residence).  The Alliance Française Miami Metro reserves the right to cancel registrations of candidates residing in other states.  Candidates from other states are requested to present one of the followings: a COVID-19 negative result completed in Miami 72 hours before the test or the proof of a 14-day self-quarantine in Miami.    

11. All TEF sessions will be individual, so there is only one candidate at a time. Exceptions can be made for two members of the same household.    

12. a) Pre-screening questionnaire: The day before the test, candidates are required to answer by email to a pre-screening questionnaire, in which they are asked to confirm that no one in their household or their social circle had in the previous 14 days: a confirmed case of COVID-19, close contact with anyone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, been tested or advised to be tested due to a known/suspected exposure of COVID-19, been advised or directed to quarantine or self-isolate due to COVID-19, travelled out of the states of Florida, or had COVID-19 symptoms, including  fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose.      

b) Health check: The day of the test, a health check will be conducted before entering the building, including temperature check.

13. Candidates are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose during the whole time. In addition, face shields will  be used during the oral expression test, and candidates will be provided with one. The Alliance Française Miami Metro has headsets for the candidates, but we recommend that candidates bring their own. The candidates are required to reduce their personal belongings to the minimum—ID, headsets, one water bottle. No food is allowed in the center room.    

14. The Alliance Française de Miami Metro exam center is located at the  1221 Brickell Ave. Suite 2100 Miami, FL 33131.   

15. Cancellations: 


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