TEF – French Evaluation Test

In contrast to DELF and DALF exams, the candidate does not need to choose a level before they register: TEF is a progressive multilevel test (from A1 to C2), and the candidate receives a result differentiated skill by skill. For example, the result of a candidate’s test may be C1 in reading skills, B2 in listening, B1 in writing and speaking.

This test is therefore suitable for candidates who wish to justify their language level in a precise and differentiated manner, skill by skill (reading, listening, writing speaking).  

TEF provides the candidate with a certification valid for two years from the date of the test. This certification is recognised internationally by a large number of organisations, institutions and universities.

The certificate is available 4 to 6 weeks after the date of the test.

Description of the tasks

Different versions of TEF correspond to different needs:

  • TEF Tout public:  you wish to assess your skills for personal, academic or professional reasons.
    It consists of five optional tasks with a total duration of around 3.5hrs (Listening, Reading, Grammar and vocabulary, Speaking, Writing).
  • TEF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité: you wish to acquire the French nationality.
    It consists of four mandatory parts with a total duration of about 2hrs (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing).
  • TEF Canada or TEF Québec (TEFaQ): you wish to emigrate to Canada or to Québec and you need an official certification assessing your level.
    TEF Canada consists of four mandatory tasks with a duration of about 3hrs (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing).
    TEF Québec (TEFaQ) consists of four optional tasks (you choose which parts you wish to take between Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing).
  • TEF Études: you are a student and you wish to enrol in a French university at a bachelor level.
    It consists of four mandatory tasks with a total duration of about 3hrs (Listening, Reading, Grammar and vocabulary, Writing).

Prepare for the TEF

Tutorials, advice, and sample papers are available on the website of Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris. Click here

Calendar

Test

Registration deadline

June

14/06/2024

 

31/05/2024

August

09/08/2024

23/08/2024

 

26/07/2024

09/08/2024

September

13/09/2024

27/09/2024

 

30/08/2024

13/09/2024

October

11/10/2024

25/10/2024

 

27/09/2024

11/10/2024

November

08/11/2024

22/11/2024

 

25/10/2024

08/11/2024

December

13/12/2024

 

29/11/2024

The dates of the tests can be available upon request, provided there are seats available: if you wish to take the TEF, please write to examen@france.fi in order to set a date (minimum 15 days after the request).

Fees

TEF (5 optional tasks: Listening, Reading, Grammar and vocabulary, Speaking, Writing) 55 euros per task
TEF Naturalisation (4 mandatory tasks) 175 euros
TEF Canada (4 mandatory tasks) 240 €
TEFaQ (for Québec)(4 optional tasks: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) 60 euros per task
TEF Études (4 mandatory tasks) 175 euros

10 euros of administration fees will be added to the total.

REGISTRATION

If you wish to register, please fill out the form below. If you are unsure about which version of the test is best suited for your project, feel free to contact us: examen@france.fi










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