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(12 janvier 2022)

Merci de consulter régulièrement les mises à jour sur les restrictions mises en place par la Province de la Nouvelle-Écosse pour contribuer à réduire la propagation de la COVID-19.

Le gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse peut exiger certains documents pour pouvoir entrer sur son territoire. Il est de la responsabilité des candidats de s'assurer qu'ils sont éligibles à l'entrée à la frontière provinciale.

L'Alliance Française Halifax vérifiera la preuve de double vaccination (avec une dernière injection datant de plus de 14 jours) ainsi qu'un document d'identité officiel avec photo afin de pouvoir accéder à ses locaux. Dans l'éventualité où le candidat ne serait pas en mesure de présenter l'un des deux documents nommés ci-dessus, l'accès au centre de test lui sera refusé et aucun remboursement ni report ne sera effectué.

(January 12th, 2022)

Please regularly consult the updates on the restrictions put in place by the Province of Nova Scotia to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The Government of Nova Scotia might require certain documents to enter the provincial border. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they are eligible to enter the Province.

Alliance Française Halifax will check proof of double vaccination (with the last shot dating back to more than 14 days) as well as an official identity document with photo to allow access to its premises. Should the applicant fail to provide any of the two aforementioned documents, they will be not be permitted to enter the test centre and no refund or postponing will be granted.

What is the TCF Canada

The objective of TCF Canada is to evaluate your French skills on a scale of 6 levels. This scale corresponds to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). TCF Canada is recognized as an official proof of language proficiency by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency applications.

Who can take it

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to take the TCF test.
Candidates may take the test several times, allowing for a minimum of 30 days between two test sessions.

What will be assessed

The TCF Canada consists of 4 modules designed to evaluate your level of proficiency in both oral and written skills.
All 4 skills must be taken on the same day.

Listening:
39 questions -
35 min

Reading:
39 questions –
60 min

Speaking:
3 subjects –
12 min

Writing:
3 topics –
60 min

Fees

LISTENING + SPEAKING + READING + WRITING

$350*

What is TCF TP

The Test de connaissance du français (TCF) is intended for non-native French speakers who wish to assess and certify their level of proficiency in French for various reasons:

  • Personal: the TCF provides a snapshot of the candidate’s proficiency in written and oral French.
  • Professional: the TCF certificate is a benchmark of the candidate’s language abilities and may be used to enhance job applications.
  • Academic: the TCF is required by postsecondary education institutes for students wishing to apply for final year in undergraduate or postgraduate programs.

Who can take it

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to take the TCF test. Candidates may take the test several times, allowing for a minimum of 30 days between two exam sessions.

What will be assessed

The TCF TP consists of three compulsory modules:

  • Listening: 29 questions – 25 min
  • Language structures: 18 items – 15 min
  • Reading: 29 questions – 45 min


Two optional modules:

  • Writing: 3 topics – 60 min
  • Speaking: 3 topics – 12 min

Fees

3 Compulsory modules

Reading + Listening + Language Structures

$165*

Individual Modules

Writing

$95*

Speaking

$120*

Register:

Please contact us at exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at 902-580-8284.

What is TCF IRN

The TCF for French nationality (TCF IRN) is specifically designed to meet the new provisions introduced by the Ministère français de l’Intérieur, de l’Outre-mer, des Collectivités territoriales et de l’Immigration relating to the assessment of French language proficiency for applicants for French citizenship.

Who can take it

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to take the TCF test.
Candidates may take the test several times, allowing for a minimum of 30 days between two exam sessions.

What will be assessed

The TCF ANF is composed of 4 compulsory modules and will evaluate between levels A1 and B1

  • Listening 20 questions - 15 min
  • Reading 20 questions - 20 min
  • Writing 3 topics - 30 min
  • Speaking 3 topics - 10 min

Fees

TCF IRN

READING + WRITING + SPEAKING + LISTENING

$380*

Register

Please contact us at exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at: 902-580-8284

What is TCF DAP

If you want to register in France for first or second year undergraduate studies or for a school of architecture and you do not have the DELF B2 or DALF diploma, you must take the specific TCF test for the preliminary admission application, called “TCF pour la DAP”.

Who can take it

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to take the TCF test. Candidates may take the test several times, allowing for a minimum of 30 days between two exam sessions.

What will be assessed

The TCF DAP is composed of four modules:

  • Listening 29 – 25 min
  • Reading 29 – 45 min
  • Writing 3 topics – 60 min
  • Language structures 18 items – 15 min

Fees

TCF DAP

LISTENING + LANGUAGE STRUCTURES +READING + WRITING

$230*

Register

Please contact us at exams@afhalifax.ca or call us at: 902-580-8284.

What is TCF Quebec

The objective of TCF Quebec is to evaluate your French skills on a scale of 6 levels. This scale corresponds to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). TCF Quebec is specially designed to be consistent with the standards of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion du Québec (MIDI). It is intended for people wishing to settle in Québec.

Who can take it

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to take the TCF test. Candidates may take the test several times, allowing for a minimum of 30 days between two exam sessions.

What will be assessed

The TCF Quebec consists of 4 modules designed to evaluate your level of proficiency in both oral and written skills:

Listening:
29 questions – 25 min

Reading:
29 questions – 45 min

Speaking:
3 topics  – 12 min

Writing:
3 topics – 60 min

Fees

TCF QUEBEC

LISTENING + SPEAKING + READING + WRITING

$350*

Register

Please contact us at exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at: 902-580-8284.

Please note

  • Test date cannot be rescheduled with less than 10 business days notice.
  • In the case a candidate is not allowed to enter the exam room (for example a candidate without a valid piece of ID), fees will
    not be refunded and a new application will be required after 30 days.
  • Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.
  • Registration fees for Tests and Diplomas are not refundable under any circumstances, unless Alliance Française has to
    cancel a session of tests, in which case an alternative exam date will be offered, or a full refund will be granted.
  • An official notification will be sent by email to the candidate before the test.
  • Information is given as an indicative reference only, It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to ensure that he/she is
    registered for the appropriate test.
    Please contact the appropriate authorities should you have any question or concern about your application.

1. Choosing your test

Make sure the TCF is the right test for your situation. Alliance Française Halifax and its employees cannot be held responsible for the test selection made by the candidate.

When signing up for the test, candidates understand that they will have to read simple sentences written in French and understand that they are required to be able to do so.

In order to take the computer-based TCF test, you must have basic knowledge of computer skills (be able to read on a screen, use a mouse pad and a keyboard).

2. Registering

If you would like to register for the TCF Canada, you can do so at the available dates. Please note that the time is subject to change depending on the number of candidates.

Verify the accuracy of the information you provide on the registration form as we will need to contact you to confirm your registration.

If you would like to register for any other kind of TCF, please email us: exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at 902-580-8284.

All requests for accommodations must be accompanied by supporting documents at the time of registration (doctor’s note to specify the nature of the situation and which arrangements must be made to ensure you take the test in the optimal conditions).

3. Paying the fees

Accepted methods of payment:
- using our online store
- over the phone with Visa or MC
- Interac etransfer

Important: It is the candidates’ responsibility to ensure that they are paying for the corresponding fees.

For any questions, you can email us: exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at 902-580-8284.

4. Scheduling your test

You can book your TCF Canada using our online store. Your registration will be confirmed once we have received your payment.

If you would like to register for any other kind of TCF, please email us: exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at 902-580-8284.

Should you need to reschedule your test appointment, please contact us at exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at 902-580-8284 10 days prior to your appointment.

5. Test Day

Candidates must arrive at the official centre at the time of their appointment with their official convocation and a valid official identity document with photo.

Leaving the room will not be permitted, unless in case of emergency or health issue previously informed by the candidate and justified with a medical certificate.
Communication with other candidates will not be permitted.

Candidates arriving late will not be allowed in the examination room once the examination has started.

In the event of fraud or misconduct by a candidate (disturbing the examination procedure, communication, or attempt to communicate with other candidates or the outside…), candidates expose themselves to immediate removal from the examination room as well as a ban from taking the test for a period that will be determined by France Education International.

6. After your test

An official certificate of results will be sent by email 15 business days after the test has been completed.

TCF certificates are valid for 2 years.

If you would like to contest your results, please contact us at exam@afhalifax.ca within 30 days after receiving your results.

Prepare for your TCF test with the online learning platform Prepmyfuture! You will have access to learning sheets and exercises specific to the TCF.

What is included:

  • 1 TCF diagnostic
  • Official mock tests
  • Test simulations
  • Learning sheets for each question type
  • Refresher course in grammar and vocabulary
  • TCF exercices to progress

PrepmyTCF has been designed by France Education International.
Prepmyfuture products are non-refundable.


The 6 competency levels, A1 to C2, of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The 12 levels of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information!

Alliance Française Halifax
5509 Young St.
B3K 1Z7 Halifax, NS

Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact:
902 580 8284
902 455 4411
exam@afhalifax.ca