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
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:
- Studying in France with the TEF Études
- Obtaining French nationality with the TEF Naturalisation
- Emigrating to Canada and obtaining Canadian citizenship with the TEF Canada
- Emigrating to Quebec with the TEF Québec – TEFAQ
What are the tests?
The TEF consists of 5 parts :
- Oral comprehension (CO) 40 mi
- Written comprehension (CE) 60 min
- Oral Expression (EO) 15 min– 2 topics
- Written Expression (EE) 60 min– 2 topics
- Vocabulary and syntax (LS) 30 min
According to your goals and the formalities you need to complete, you can choose the TEF version that includes the tests you require.
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Additional information is available here: lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/en/tests-diplomas/prepare-for-the-tef/
TEF session are organized twice a week. Sessions are open for June and July.
Please read the terms and conditions thoroughly before registering : TEF POLICIES FORM
- Fill out the REGISTRATION FORM
- DOWNLOAD TEF POLICIES FORM and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Exam coordinator will contact you to process payment and book your session