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What is it:

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 TEF 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 Canada consists of 4 modules designed to evaluate your level of proficiency in both oral and written skills:

Listening:
39 questions – 35 min

Reading:
39 questions – 60 min

Speaking:
3 subjects to be covered – 12 min

Writing:
3 mandatory topics to be covered – 60 min

Fees:

4 compulsory and indivisible modules: LISTENING + SPEAKING + READING + WRITING

$380*

Register:

Please fill this form to register for the TCF Canada

What is it:

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

TESTS :

READING + LISTENING + LANGUAGE STRUCTURES

$165*

Individual Modules

Writing

$60*

Speaking

$60*

Register:

Please fill this form to register for the TCF Tout Public

What is it:

The TCF for French nationality (TCF ANF) offered since 2012 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.

As an exception, the French authorities will also accept results from TCF Tout Public or TCF Québec that are complete with an oral expression examination (with speaking and listening examinations), with a minimum of B1 level achievement.

DELF B1, B2 or DALF C1, C2 diploma holders are also exempt from the test

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 two

  • 29 questions – 25 min
  • 3 topics – 12 min

Fees:

TCF ANF

READING + WRITING + SPEAKING + LISTENING

$380*

Register:

Please fill this form to register for the TCF ANF

What is it:

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:

  • 29 – 25 min
  • 29 – 45 min
  • 3 topics – 60 min
  • 18 items – 15 min

Fees:

TCF DAP

LISTENING + LANGUAGE +READING + WRITING STRUCTURES

$230*

Register:

Please fill this form to register for the TCF DAP

Please note

  • Test date cannot be rescheduled with less than 7 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 exam.
    Please contact the appropriate authorities should you have any question or concern about your application.

Make sure the TCF is the right test for your situation. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to ensure that he/she is registered for the appropriate exam. Alliance Française Halifax and its employees cannot be held responsible for the test selection made by the candidate. Please refer to the Immigration Service to select the right test.

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. Examiners will not be able to read or explain the questions. 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).

If you cannot use a computer (be able to read on a screen, use a mouse and a keyboard), you must request accommodations at the time of registration.

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

Please use our online registration form to register.
Verify the accuracy of the information you provide on the registration form as it will appear on your certificate.

You may pay the fees using our online registration form. We also accept payment via eTransfer or over the phone with a Visa or Mastercard.

Important: It is the candidates’ responsibility to ensure that they paying for the corresponding fees.
For more information, you can email us: exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at 902-580-8284.

Alliance Française Halifax will contact you to coordinate your test date after reception of the corresponding fees.
Should you need to reschedule your test appointment, please contact us at exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at 902-580-8284 7 days prior to your appointment.

Candidates must arrive at the official centre 15 minutes before their appointment. The exam supervisor will ask for their official convocation and their valid piece of identity.

During the entire examination, 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.

During the entirety of the exams, communication amongst candidates or the outside 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 the CIEP.

An official certificate of results will be delivered to the candidate from 4 to 8 weeks after the test, showing the score obtained for each module.
The results are valid for two years.


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).
The NCLC credits equivalences.
L’ échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétences en français des personnes immigrantes adultes.

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