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TCF

LE TEST DE CONNAISSANCE DU FRANÇAIS

WHAT IS THE TCF?

TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) is a French language test that was conceived by the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP) in 2002. Questions are multiple choices, comprising 76 questions in total. Only one out of the four answers offered for each question is correct. Questions are presented in order of increasing difficulty, ranging from level A1 to level C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Two optional examinations assess your reading and speaking efficiency in the target language.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

It comprises three compulsory examinations and two supplementary examinations

Three compulsory examinations Two otional examinations
76 questions

1hours 25 minutes

Listening 29 items 25 minutes 1 h 12 Speaking

12 minutes

Proficiency in languages structures 18 questions 15 minutes Writing

60 minutes

Reading 29 questions 45 minutes

Description on the website of the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques : http://www.ciep.fr/en/tcf (Diplomas and tests, information for candidates…)

Tests’ examples : http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr/apprendre-francais/accueil-tcf

WHO CAN APPLY?

Anyone who, for personal, academic or professional reasons, want to have their French skills assessed and certified reliably by the way of a recognized test. The TCF has been also designed for teenagers (16 years old and upwards) and adults. No qualifications or other preparation is required to apply for the TCF.

– The TCF is also used for diplomatic and consular officials who need a certification in the assess of their skills in French as a third language.

– The TCF is an official certification for students wanting to apply to French universities and not having a French “Baccalauréat” (high school diploma).

– Anyone wishing to immigrate to Québec: the TCF for Quebec is specifically designed to meet the standards of the Quebec Ministry of Immigration

WHERE? WHEN? HOW TO GET THE RESULTS? HOW LONG IS THE VALIDITY OF THE TEST?

– The test takes place in the French Institute, on computers.
– The correction of the test is centralized and computerized in the CIEP facilities. Speaking and writing examinations lead to a double correction.
– The certificates are sent within 15 working days.
– The certificate is valid for two years from the date you have completed the tests. (The date is written on the certificate).

FARES 2017

Mandatory examination: 100 €
Optional examinations: (writing, speaking) 50 € / examination
TCF DAP (for preliminary admission application – French universities) 100 €
TCF Québec 50 € / examination

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