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
Two optional tests: 1 hrs 35
- Reading comprehension 1 hour
- Listening comprehension 40 minutes
- Structures & vocabulary 30 minutes
- 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.
Several options are offered during registration.
The compulsory and optional modules can be taken during the same session.
Applicants can choose to take only one optional module or both, on the same day. They can also choose to take the optional modules only to complete the compulsory modules, up to one year after obtaining the former.
Beyond this limit, candidates must retake the compulsory modules.
Applicants can obtain information on the different instructions for the modules from the applicant's manual which will be sent to them two weeks prior to each session, at the same time as their invitation.
No prior diploma is required to pass the TEF. The TEF assesses candidates from elementary to advanced level.
|Exam||Registration deadline||Examination dates|
|TEF Canada/TEFaQ/TEF(computer||April 19/FULL||May 7, 2021|
|TEF Canada/TEFaQ/TEF(computer||May 3/FULL||May 13, 2021|
|TEF Canada/TEFaQ/TEF(computer||May 3/FULL||May 14, 2021|
|TEF Canada/TEFaQ/TEF(computer||May 7/FULL||May 19, 2021|
|TEF Canada/TEFaQ/TEF(computer||May 10/FULL||May 20, 2021|
|TEF Canada/TEFaQ/TEF(computer||May 10/FULL||May 21, 2021|
|TEF Canada/TEFaQ/TEF(computer||May 17||May 26, 2021|
Please visit our website frequently since the dates might change.
The results will be sent by email around 3 weeks after the exam (for the computer sessions) and around 4 to 6 weeks after the exam for the paper/pen sessions.
|Oral expression test||$110.00|
|Written expression test||$110.00|
- Read les conditions d'inscription et de passation du TEF
- Download the registration form and the payment authorization form
- Fill out both forms. It is possible to fill out the forms using Adobe Reader.
- The completed registration form
- The completed payment-authorization form
- A copy of the first page of your passport.
By mailAlliance Française Toronto
Attn. Rachel Pestre
95 Sheppard Avenue W.
Toronto, ON M2N 1M4Please make sure the payment and documents are received before the registration deadline. Seats are limited.