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.
The TCF exam allows you to certify your French level for professional, personal or academic purposes. Learn
The TCF Canada is for immigration and naturalization purposes in Canada. Learn
The TCF Quebec is for immigration purposes in Quebec. Learn
TCF French resident
The TCF French resident is for people applying for a long-term residency in France. Learn
TCF French citizenship
The TCF French citizenship is for people applying to become a French citizen. Learn
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
The biggest part of the exam will be on computer, at the Alliance française of Edmonton.
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.
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)
Read about the requirements for your situation, our policies and the candidate guide available
THERE ARE DIFFERENT TCF EXAMS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY WHICH ONE IS SUITABLE FOR YOUR SITUATION. (learn
For the TCF CANADA ONLY
here to fill out the form and proceed with payment, at
least 10 days before your exam date.
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!
- If you have any questions or didn't receive the email, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For other TCF exams, please contact us.
How to prepare
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!
Private classes: personalised training and flexible scheduling, private tuition is a great way to get ready before your exam. Click
here to learn more.
Familiarize yourself with the exam and what
to expect when you arrive.
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 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.