Tcf                                            

The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) is a test of general French which allows non-native French speakers to obtain a simple, effective and precise evaluation of their skills in comprehension and expression.


There are different types of TCF exams. Some are directed at candidates wishing to assess their level of proficiency in French for immigration applications to Canada or Quebec, for French citizenship applications or to go study in France. You will find more information about the different TCF down below and on the website of France Éducation International (in French).

Description & structure


TCF: Test de Connaissance du Français / French Language Test. Click here to learn more about the test. It's issued by the French Ministry of Education and remains valid for 2 years.

TCF

The TCF exam allows you to certify your French level for professional, personal or academic purposes. Learn more here.


TCF Canada

The TCF Canada is for immigration and naturalization purposes in Canada. Learn more here.

TCF Quebec

The TCF Quebec is for immigration purposes in Quebec. Learn more here.

TCF French resident

The TCF French resident is for people applying for a long-term residency in France. Learn more here.

TCF French citizenship

The TCF French citizenship is for people applying to become a French citizen. Learn more here.

Please note:

Your registration will be completed once we receive both your form and payment.

On the day of the exam, we will take a picture of you to confirm your identity.

By registering and paying for the examination, you agree to our terms and conditions of the TCF examination and you certify that you have read all the necessary documents.

You won’t be able to enter the exam if you don’t have the ID you signed up with on the form or if you arrive after the exam officially began.

The biggest part of the exam will be on computer, at the Alliance française of Edmonton.



  Next sessions & registration dates


Unless clearly advised otherwise, all exams are organised at the Alliance française of Edmonton location, where you will be asked to respect our COVID-19 Guidelines. Your complete registration (form + payment) needs to be received, at the latest, 10 days before your exam date.

SEPTEMBER

  • Wednesday 22, from 10am to 1pm - FULL

OCTOBER

  • Wednesday 20, from 10am to 1pm - 3 spots left

NOVEMBER

  • Wednesday 17, from 10am to 1pm


Starting September 20, we will require a proof of vaccination or negative rapid test result to continue our in-person French examinations. This applies to all candidates aged 12 and over. Candidates will need to provide one of the following documents:

  • proof of vaccination (single dose accepted between September 20 and October 25 if received 2 weeks before time of service or double doses required after October 25)
  • documentation of a medical exemption
  • proof of a privately paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)

 How to register

  1. Read about the requirements for your situation, our policies and the candidate guide available here (in French).
  2. THERE ARE DIFFERENT TCF EXAMS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY WHICH ONE IS SUITABLE FOR YOUR SITUATION. (learn more here)
  3. For the TCF CANADA ONLY
    1. Click here to fill out the form and proceed with payment, at least 10 days before your exam date.
    2. Your registration is now complete! You will receive an email from us a week, at the latest, before your exam, with the instructions and details. Don't forget to check your spams and junk emails!
    3. If you have any questions or didn't receive the email, please call (780) 469-0399.
  4. For other TCF exams, please contact us.



How to prepare

        1. Prep courses (not a language course). We offer 2 prep courses in collaboration with PrepMyFuture:
          • On your own ($45): you will have access to a dedicated website with mock tests, grammar and vocabulary lessons and pointers for the test…) .
          • With a teacher ($175): you will also have access to this dedicated website, but we will add 2 hours of private course with a teacher (who also happens to be a certified TCF examiner!) to give you an opportunity to work on the Writing and Speaking parts of the exam. Contact us if you'd like to book one!

        2. Private classes: personalised training and flexible scheduling, private tuition is a great way to get ready before your exam. Click here to learn more.
        3. Resources:
            • Familiarize yourself with the exam and what to expect when you arrive.
            • Practice the Listening part of the exam with RFI Savoirs.
            • TV5 Monde is offering sample questions, check them out here.
            • Our multimedia library stocks books to help you prepare for the TCF.

          Results


          Results will take 6 to 8 weeks. We will let you know when your certificate is available for pick-up at the Alliance française of Edmonton. If you cannot come and pick them up, we can arrange to have them mailed to you: you will need to provide us with a Large (33x25.4cm) prepaid envelop with your name and address on it.

          Results assigned by national juries are final. The Alliance française of Edmonton is not grading the exam and cannot be held responsible for the results obtained by the candidate.
          If you failed the exam, you may take it again 30 days after the last time you took it.