Tef

The French Evaluation Test (TEF) is a test of general French which assesses the level of proficiency in French of native and non-native French speakers alike.


There are different types of TEF 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 TEF down below and on the website of Paris Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Description & structure


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

TEF Canada

To learn more about the TEF Canada (for Canadian permanent residency and citizenship) requirements, click here.

TEF Québec (TEFAQ)

To learn more about the TEF Québec (for immigration to Québec) requirements, click here.

TEF French Citizenship

To learn more about the TEF Naturalisation (for French and Swiss citizenships) requirements, click here.

TEF French Residency

To learn more about the TEF Carte de résident (for French resident card) requirements, click 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 TEF 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.

    JUNE

    • Friday, June 4th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Tuesday, June 22nd, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Friday, June 25th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Tuesday, June 29th, from 10am to 1:30pm

    JULY

    • Friday, July 2nd, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Tuesday, July 13th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Thursday, July 15th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Tuesday, July 20th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Thursday, July 22nd, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Tuesday, July 27th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Thursday, July 29th, from 10am to 1:30pm

    AUGUST

    • Tuesday, August 3rd, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Thursday, August 5th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Tuesday, August 10th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Thursday, August 12th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Tuesday, August 17th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Thursday, August 19th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Tuesday, August 24th, from 10am to 1:30pm
    • Thursday, August 26th, from 10am to 1:30pm



    How to register

    This website is still in development and there might be some bugs or glitches, we thank you for your patience and we will be happy to answer your questions and help you register on the phone.

    1. Read about the requirements for your situation, our policies and the candidate guide available here (in French).
    2. Fill out the registration form, at least 10 days before your exam date.
    3. Choose the right exam.  
    4. Proceed with online payment or call us to pay over the phone.
    5. 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.
    6. If you have any questions or didn't receive the email, please call (780) 469-0399.

    How to prepare


    1. Prep courses (not a language course). We offer 2 prep courses in collaboration with PrepMyTef:
      • On your own: you will have access to a dedicated website with mock tests, grammar and vocabulary lessons and pointers for the test…) .
      • With a teacher: 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 examiner for the TEF) 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 sample questions available there: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Vocabulary and Structure.
        • Use the tutorials to familiarise yourself with the oral comprehension and expression sections of the TEF (in French).
        • Download the Français 3.0 mobile app.
        • Our multimedia library stocks books to help you prepare for the TEF.



      Results


      Your results will be communicated by email 4 to 6 weeks after the exam. The virtual certificates will be sent directly by Paris CCI to the email address you registered with.


      Pricing

      • Listening: multiple choice questions, computer-based - $110
      • Reading: multiple choice questions, computer-based - $110
      • Speaking: face-to-face with an examiner, mandatory recording - $130
      • Writing: computer-based - $110
      • Lexicon and structure: computer-based - included in the full exam.
      • Full Exam - $380