Certifications recognized by the French, Québec and Canadian governments.

The Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF) is a reliable instrument for measuring your skills in French and is recognized by the Canadian Government. It is a widely recognized test offered by the Paris Chamber of Commerce (CCIP) that will allow you to demonstrate your fluency.

Structure of the examination


The TEF is directed at candidates, whose native language is not French, wishing to assess their level of proficiency. It can be used for the purpose of academic studies, emigration to a French-speaking country, citizenship applications, professional or personal purposes. For more details, click HERE .

TEF Canada

The TEF Canada is directed specifically at candidates wishing to assess their level of proficiency in French for immigration applications to Canada or for Canadian citizenship applications. For more details, click HERE .

For information about which test(s) is required for immigration, citizenship or other purposes, please inquire with the immigration services or the appropriate institution. Our employees do not have the training to answer those questions.


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You will receive a convocation for your TEF one week before the examination with the time for the different modules you pick.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the examination starts. You will not be granted access to the room after the examination starts.

Important Information

  • The TEF exam will take place at our cSPACE campus (#350, 1721 29th Ave SW).

  • If you wish to write the TEF on a different day than the ones offered, contact us to arrange another day and a fee will apply.

  • The TEF is valid for 2 years from the date of taking the test and you may take the TEF as many times as you wish (with 60 days between 2 takes).

  • You will get results in 4 to 8 weeks. Certificates are collected from the examination centre where you took your test or can be delivered by registered mail anywhere in Western Canada (Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) for $20 (purchase the delivery option below or over the phone - you can also purchase this option after taking the test). We do not have access to your results before the certificates are received at our centre.

  • The compulsory tests (reading & listening) are computer-based.

  • No refund or deferment is possible. Cancellations for climatic or personal reasons are not possible.  

  • You can train yourself for the exam by downloading the app of the TEF HERE or visit the website of the CCIP to do tutorials.

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

  • Please be aware that, for registration purposes, we will take a picture of you when you arrive for the exam.

Registration Process

  • STEP 1 :  Complete and submit the form. Please complete it a minimum of 10 business days before the date of the exam. After this date, it will not be possible to register!

  • STEP 2 :  Scan your pieced of ID and send it by email at info@afcalgary.ca.

  • STEP 3 :  Pay the fees below or contact us at 403 245 5662 to pay by phone. The registration is not complete until full payment has been received. 

  • STEP 4 :  Receive a confirmation by email from Alliance Française about the date of your exam. If you do not hear from us within a week, please contact us at 403 245 5662. 



TEF or TEF Canada - Full Exam


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TEF or TEF Canada - QCM


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TEF Canada - Listening + Speaking


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TEF or TEF Canada: Speaking


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TEF or TEF Canada:  Writing


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Delivery option - registered mail for Western Canada


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