The TEF (Test d’Evaluation du Français) is administered by the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris(CCIP). The TEF is recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as conclusive proof of your language skills.

It assesses candidates from an elementary to an advanced level. No specific qualification or training is required to take the TEF.

The TEF includes:

  • Three compulsory tests: a total of 2 hrs 10
    • Reading comprehension 1 hour
    • Listening comprehension 40 minutes
    • Structures & vocabulary 30 minutes
  • Two optional tests: 1 hrs 35
    • Written expression 1 hour
    • Oral expression 20 minutes

The test results are validated by an official document attesting to the points earned for each section and the linguistic and communication objectives attained. Therefore it is impossible to fail the TEF.

This certificate is valid for two year from the date one takes the exam.

The sections are based on various exercises and activities. For further information, please check the TEF website and the TEF Candidat Handbook.

ExamRegistration deadlineExamination dates
e-TEF Canada/e-TEFaQ August 30 FULL September 13, 2018
TEF Canada August 20 FULL September 14, 2018
e-TEF Canada/e-TEFaQ September 6 FULL September 20, 2018
TEF Canada August 27 FULL September 21, 2018
e-TEF Canada/e-TEFaQ September 13 FULL September 27, 2018
TEF Canada September 3 FULL September 28, 2018
e-TEF Canada/e-TEFaQ September 24 FULL October 4, 2018
TEF Canada September 10 October 5, 2018
e-TEF Canada/e-TEFaQ October 1 October 11, 2018
TEF Canada September 17 October 12, 2018
e-TEF Canada/e-TEFaQ October 8 October 18, 2018
TEF Canada September 24 October 19, 2018
e-TEF Canada/e-TEFaQ October 15 October 25, 2018
TEF Canada October 1  October 26, 2018
e-TEF Canada/e-TEFaQ October 22  November 1, 2018
TEF Canada October 5 November 2, 2018

Please visit our website frequently since the dates might change. The results will be sent 4 to 6 weeks after the exam date. 

Exam Fees
QCM $220.00
Oral expression test $110.00
Written expression test $110.00
  • Payments must be made in full at the time of registration.
  • A non-refundable $75 fee will be charged in the event of cancellation or rescheduling before the registration deadline.
  • No refund or rescheduling will be granted past the registration deadline.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to ensure that he/she is registered for the appropriate exam. The Alliance Française of Toronto and its employees cannot be held responsible for the choices made by the candidate.
  • No refund or credit will be granted under any circumstances past the afore mentioned deadlines, unless Alliance Française has to cancel a session of tests, in which an alternative exam date will be offered, or a full refund will be granted.
  • Visa / Mastercard/ Interac / Certified Cheque or Personal Cheque or cash are accepted.
  • Read les conditions d'inscription et de passation du TEF
  •  Download the registration form
  • Complete it
  • Return the completed registration form along with your payment and a copy of the first page of your passport.

    • In person

      at the North York campus

    • By mail

      Alliance Française Toronto
      Attn. Rachel Pestre
      95 Sheppard Avenue W. 
      Toronto, ON M2N 1M4
      Please make sure the payment and documents are received before the registration deadline. Seats are limited.
    • By email

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