TEF & TEF Canada

The Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF) is a reliable instrument for measuring your skills in French and is a widely recognized test offered by the Paris Chamber of Commerce (CCIP).

TEF

Directed at candidates whose native language is not French and wishing to assess their level of French. It can be used for a variety of purposes (academic studies, emigration, citizenship applications, professional, etc.).

3 compulsory tests (2h10) in QCM format (multiple choice questionnaires) assessing:
- Reading - 60min, 50 questions, 300 points
- Listening - 40min, 60 questions, 360 points
- Lexique & Structure - 30min, 40 questions, 240 points

2 optional tests (1h20):
- Writing - 60min, 2 subjects, 450 points
- Speaking - 20min, 2 subjects, 450 points.

TEF CANADA

Directed specifically at candidates wishing to assess their level of French for immigration to Canada.


2 compulsory tests (1h40) in QCM format (multiple choice questionnaires) assessing:
- Reading - 60min, 50 questions, 300 points
- Listening - 40min, 60 questions, 360 points


2 optional tests (1h20):
- Writing - 60min, 2 subjects, 450 points
- Speaking - 20min, 2 subjects, 450 points.

Next sessions

Monday, December 6th

Registration CLOSED

Friday, December 17th

3 spots left

Registration OPEN (2 weeks before the exam).

Monday, January 10th

4 spots left

Registration OPEN (Registrations until December 17th).

Friday, January 14th

4 spots left

Registration OPEN (Registrations until December 17th).

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: $320 for the Full exam. Please note that no refund or deferment is possible. Cancellations for climatic or personal reasons are not possible.


You will get results within 8 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 parts are computer-based. The speaking part takes place in-person with an assessor.


By registering and paying for the examination, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Health Protocol 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 on the time indicated on your invitation as you will not be granted access to the room after the examination starts.


The AFC is not grading the exam and cannot be held responsible for the results obtained by the candidate. All files are sent to the Chambre de Commere 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

Complete and submit the TEF form.


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Step 2

Scan your piece of ID and send it by email at info@afcalgary.ca if you did not provide it in the form.


Step 3

Contact us at 403-245-5662 during our opening hours to make the payment. The registration is not complete until payment has been received. For ease of process, please complete first 3 steps the same day. 


Step 4

Receive a confirmation by email from AFC about the date of your exam. If you do not hear from us within a week, please contact us at 403-245-5662. 


Step 5 (optional)

You can train for the exam by visiting the website of the CCIP HERE or by using the platform Prepmyfuture ($45).


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