TEF Test

TEF is an internationally recognized qualification certifying a person’s knowledge and skills in French. Established in 1998, it was sponsored by the Chamber de Commerce et de Industry de Paris (CCIP). The validity of the certificate is five years.


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The TEF test consists of five tests. But two tests are optional:
  1. Listening comprehension: It contains 60 questions (40 minutes)
  2. Reading comprehension: It contains 50 questions (60 minutes)
  3. Vocabulary and structure: It contains 40 questions (30 minutes)
  1. Speaking skills: It contains two topics (15 minutes)
  2. Writing skills: It contains two topics (60 minutes)

Why Take TEF French Language Test

You can take TEF to certify your French level formally. It is also accepted as part of the requirements for admission to school or university, acquiring French or Swiss nationality, obtaining a French residency card, immigrating to Canada and acquiring Canadian citizenship, or immigrating to Quebec. The purpose of the TEF French Language test is to assess your French language skills on a seven-level scale, from level 0 (basic skills) to level 6 (advanced skills) (complete skills). The eligibility criteria A1 to C2 are based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR) and the 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

Types Of TEF Test

TEF pour les études en France
It is designed for international students who wish to enroll in a French undergraduate degree.
TEF adapté au Canada
The CELPIP general test examines the level of immigrant candidates in Canada from outside France, along with skilled French professionals and Quebec and Canadian citizenship applications.
TEF carte de résident
It proves A2 level writing and speaking skills to obtain a French Government Residence Card.
TEF pour accès au Québec
It is for candidates who want to immigrate to Quebec. It focuses primarily on verbal communication. Therefore, there is no need to read and write.
TEF pour la naturalisation
It is a non-profit organization that assesses the French language skills of those planning to immigrate to France for study or work purpose.

Our Classes

Our TEF Preparation Course Online

Our online TEF preparation course will help you determine the steps to get the best exam results. Our instructors will assess your language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), and you will then begin the TEF exam preparation online course using the materials from previous tests.
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