Created in 1998 by the French Language Centre of the CCI Paris Ile-de-France, the TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Français) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.
The TEF is mostly useful for:
For immigration and citizenship application procedures, the Federal Government of Canada requests proof of the applicants’ linguistic knowledge of French.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has recognized the TEF for these purposes since 2002. The TEF format that applies to these procedures is TEF Canada.
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The results are valid for two years.
The levels of language skills required for Canadian immigration procedures are listed on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.
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(Naturalization, TEAQ & Studies)
PrepMyFuture is an online platform that will help you to prepare for the TEF test.
The online preparation includes
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The TEF exam requires a certain level if you really want it to be useful for you.
You must take the following tests :
That is why you must be already have a certain level in French when you prepare this exam.
For that you can learn french with us by registering into our various programmes
The oral & writing comprehension is a multiple choice test.
Oral expression & Written expression, If you practice enough dictation, and reading it must be easy for you to get a good score.
To prepare for the TEF, several options are avalaible:
With PrepMyFuture platform ou will have one year of access to lesson sheets, exercises and official practice tests to help you prepare for the examination.
When you register, you agree to the Registration and Testing Conditions (in French).
On the day of the examination, after checking your identity, the supervisor will ask you to sign an attendance sheet on paper or on a tablet computer. Verify to make sure your personal information is correct.
Please note! In the event of an error or a modification that has not been reported on the day of the test, corrections CANNOT be made once the results have been published.
The supervisor will then tell you where to sit for the start of the test.
For the Listening and Reading tests, as well as Vocabulary and Structure, only one answer is possible. Each correct answer earns one point and giving a wrong answer does not penalize.
The total points obtained for the good answers does not correspond to the final score. It is converted into a calibrated score which takes into account the differences in difficulty of the questions that make up the test.
The Speaking and Writing tests are assessed by two examiners using a standardized assessment grid. The result of these two evaluations is also converted into a calibrated score.
To find out your Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) score, please refer to the correspondence table.
You can retake the test as many times as you wish.
However, a one-month waiting period is required between two consecutive sittings.
The TEF is officially recognized by :