TEF & TEF Canada

The TEF  (Test d'Evaluation du Français) is an internationnal assessment of proficiency in the French language. It is in particular used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to assign points for the language factor when applying for citizenship or permanent residency. For immigration inquiries, please visit the CIC website.

TEF

Directed at candidates whose native language is not French and who wish to assess their level of French, the Test d'Évaluation de Français (TEF) can be utilized for various purposes, including academic studies, emigration, citizenship applications, and professional objectives.

The TEF consists of three compulsory tests, totaling 2 hours and 10 minutes, in multiple-choice question format (QCM), assessing:

  • Reading: 60 minutes, 40 questions, 300 points
  • Listening: 40 minutes, 40 questions, 360 points
  • Vocabulary & Structure: 30 minutes, 40 questions, 240 points

Additionally, there are two optional tests, totaling 1 hour and 20 minutes:

  • Writing: 60 minutes, 2 subjects, 450 points
  • Speaking: 20 minutes, 2 subjects, 450 points.

TEF Canada

Directed specifically at candidates wishing to assess their level of French for immigration to Canada, the TEF Canada comprises two compulsory tests, totaling 1 hour and 40 minutes, in multiple-choice question format (QCM), assessing:

  • Reading: 60 minutes, 40 questions, 300 points
  • Listening: 40 minutes, 40 questions, 360 points

Additionally, there are two optional tests, totaling 1 hour and 20 minutes:

  • Writing: 60 minutes, 2 subjects, 450 points
  • Speaking: 20 minutes, 2 subjects, 450 points.

Important Information


The TEF exam will take place at Alliance Française Calgary: #350, 1721 29th Ave SW, Calgary AB T2T 6T7.


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 30 days between 2 takes in any location.


Price of the exam: $390 for the TEF Canada and $450 for the regular TEF. Please note that no refund or deferment is possible. Cancellations for climatic or personal reasons are not possible.


You will get results within 4 weeks: an electronic version will be sent on your e-mail address from CCI-Paris. There is absolutely no way to speed up the process as all information is sent to Paris.


The reading, listening and writing portions are computer-based. The speaking portion takes place in-person with an assessor.


By registering and paying for the examination, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you certify that you have read all the necessary documents.


A few days before your exam, you will receive an official invitation with your schedule. It it essential you arrive at the time indicated on your invitation as you will not be granted access to the room after the examination starts.


The AFC does not grade the exams and cannot be held responsible for the results obtained by the candidate. All files are sent to the Chambre de Commerce in Paris for grading.


For information about which test 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.

Registration Process

Step 1 - Selection of the Appropriate Test

Read all the above information to ensure the test you choose matches your needs. Remember, the Alliance Française of Calgary and its staff are not liable for your test choice. For any doubts, consult the immigration services or a relevant authority. If you are interested in registering for other TEF tests, such as TEF Canada or TEF IRN, please contact us at 403 245 5662 for more information.

Step 2 - Date Selection and Payment

Please choose your date and complete the payment process with a credit card. Note that your registration will be confirmed only after we receive both the payment and the form (Step 3). Refunds are not available.

To check availability for test dates and book your spot, click on the links provided below. If a payment option is visible on the next page, it indicates that spots are still available. After processing your payment, please return to this page to complete Step 3.

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Step 3 - Detail Submission

Carefully fill out the provided TEF form below. Ensure all information is correct and complete. Along with the form, attach a copy of your identification document for verification purposes. Double-check all details before submission to avoid any delays in your registration process. Ensure you submit the form on the same day you make the payment. Be advised that if the payment is processed but the form is not submitted, the registration for your preferred date cannot be assured.

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Step 4 - Registration Confirmation

Upon successful submission of your details and documentation, you will receive a confirmation email from the Alliance Française of Calgary. If you don't receive this confirmation within a week, it's important to proactively reach out to AFC at 403-245-5662 to verify your registration status and resolve any potential issues.

Step 5 - Preparation (optional)

For effective exam preparation, consider the resources from the CCIP (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris) or the Prepmyfuture platform. The CCIP offers guidelines and sample tests, while Prepmyfuture provides a comprehensive suite of practice materials tailored to the TEF exam format. Access to Prepmyfuture TEF is available for a $55 fee below.

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

Exam Day Guidelines

1. Timely check-In: Candidates must present a valid ID (passport, permanent resident card, or driver’s license) and their schedule notification to the supervisor. Without valid ID, entry is denied. Late arrivals are not allowed, and there will be no refunds or deferments.

2. ID Verification and Documentation: Post-ID check, candidates sign necessary documents for each test  and have an identification photo taken. They will then be requested to wait in the library area.

3. Entering Exam Room: Candidates will be guided to the exam room. Personal items like phones and watches must be stored away.

4. Pre-Test Briefing: The supervisor will provide final instructions.

5. Exam Format: The exam, including written and oral comprehension and written expression, is computer-based. Candidates should bring their own headphones for use with the laptop.

6. Exam Conduct: No exits or communication among candidates are allowed, except for medically documented emergencies. Latecomers will be denied entry.

7. Misconduct Consequences: Fraudulent or inappropriate behavior will result in immediate removal and potential future test bans, as decided by CCI Paris - Île De France.

8. Results Notification: Official certificates of results will be sent via email within 4-8 weeks post-exam. NCLC score.