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TEST FOR EVALUATING FRENCH (TEF)

Created in 1998 by the Paris Ile-de-France CCI, the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) [French Proficiency Test] is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

The results are valid for two years.

What take the TEF?

What does the test include?

In Finland, the TEF is conducted electronically in the French Institute in Helsinki.

No prior qualification is required to sit the exam. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.

The objective of the TEF is to evaluate your French skills on a scale with 7 levels, from level 0 (most basic skills) to level 6 (complete fluency). This scale corresponds to the 6 competency levels, A1 to C2, of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR) or

the 12 levels of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB/NCLC).

1 test, 5 examinations:

  • Oral comprehension (CO) 40 min – 60 questions – 360 points
  • Reading comprehension (CE) 60 min – 50 questions – 300 points
  • Oral expression (EO) 15 min – 2 subjects to be covered – 450 points
  • Written Expression (EE) 60 min – 2 subjects to be covered – 450 points
  • Vocabulary and Syntax (LS) 30 min – 40 questions – 240 points

The duration of these examinations differs for the TEF for resident card purposes; you can find the details on the examinations here (https://www.lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/tests-diplomes/test-evaluation-francais-tef/).

Which examinations correspond to which test?

The procedures used depend on the version of the TEF selected:

Studies in France Mandatory examinations : Oral comprehension, Written comprehension, Vocabulary and syntax, Written expression
Naturalisation Mandatory examinations : Oral comprehension, Oral expression
Resident Card Mandatory examinations : Oral comprehension, Oral expression. Written comprehension, Written expression
Canada Mandatory examinations for immigration: Oral comprehension, Written comprehension, Oral expression, Written expression

Mandatory examinations for a citizenship application: Oral comprehension,

Oral expression

Québec Elective examinations : Oral comprehension, Oral expression

Additional examinations (primary applicant) : Written comprehension, Written expression

Registrations : 

 Fees :

Administration fees  10 €
Oral compréhension (OC),

Written compréhension (EC),

Oral expression (OE),

Written expression (WE),

Structure & vocabulary

 

 

55 €

TEFAQ – TEF Canada, TEF France 207 €
   

 

Test schedule :

Tests 2019 Registration until

 

Friday February 1st, January 18th
Friday April 5th March 22nd
Friday June 14th May 29th

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