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What is it:

The TEF Naturalisation test assesses the level of proficiency in French in listening and speaking for anyone applying for French citizenship.

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 TEF Naturalisation consists of four compulsory modules that must be taken together:

Reading:
Multiple choice questions computer-based – 35 questions – 45 min

Listening:
Multiple choice questions computer-based – 35 questions – 25 min

Writing:
Computer-based – Evaluation by Le français des affaires, 1 topic – 30 min

Speaking:
1 examiner (mandatory recording) + 2nd Evaluation by Le français des affaires, 1 topic – 10 min

Fees:

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

$380*

Register:

Please fill this form to register for the TEF Naturalisation test

What is it:

The TEF Canada test assesses the level of proficiency in French in listening and speaking for anyone applying for immigration in Canada. The TEF Canada test is recognised by Immigration Canada.

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

Listening:
Multiple choice questions computer-based 60 questions – 40 min

Reading:
Multiple choice questions computer-based 50 questions – 60 min

Writing:
Computer-based - 2 mandatory topics – 60 min

Speaking:
1 examiner (mandatory recording) 2 subjects to be covered – 15 min

Fees:

Permanent Residency

4 compulsory and indivisible modules:

Listening + Reading + Speaking + Writing

$380*

Canadian Citizenship

2 compulsory and indivisible modules:

Listening + Speaking

$190*

Individual Modules

Listening

$70*

Reading

$95*

Speaking

$120*

Writing

$95*

Register:

Please fill this form to register for the TEF Canada test

What is it:

The Test of Evaluation of French Adapted for Quebec (TEFaq) is a test which aims to measure the candidates’ level of proficiency in French, in both speaking & listening. Candidates also have the possibility to assess their skills in reading and writing.

The TEFaq test is recognised by the Quebec Ministry for Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) for Québec Selection Certificate 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 TEF Naturalisation consists of two compulsory modules that must be taken together:

Reading:
Multiple choice questions computer-based – 35 questions – 45 min

Listening:
Multiple choice questions computer-based – 35 questions – 25 min

Writing:
Computer-based – Evaluation by Le français des affaires, 1 topic – 30 min

Speaking:
1 examiner (mandatory recording) + 2nd Evaluation by Le français des affaires, 1 topic – 10 min

Fees:

Permanent Residency

4 compulsory and indivisible modules:

Listening + Speaking + Reading + Writing

$380*

Individual Modules

Listening

$70*

Reading

$95*

Speaking

$120*

Writing

$95*

Register:

Please fill this form to register for the TEFAQ test

What is it:

Officially recognised since 2004 by the French National Ministry of Education in the context of a first registration for university undergraduate studies, the TEF Études en France assesses your proficiency in oral and written French.

The TEF Études en France is mandatory for any foreign student who wishes to sign up in the first year of an undergraduate program in a French university (Article D. 612-12 of the Education Code).

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.
Candidates must pass both the written and oral sections of the TEF and obtain 315 points, equivalent to 14/20 in the written expression section to be admissible to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

What will be assessed:

The TEF Études en France consists of four modules:

Listening:
60 questions – 40 minutes

Reading:
50 questions – 60 minutes

Vocabulary and Syntax:
40 questions – 30 minutes, 1 topic – 30 min

Writing:
2 topics – 60 minutes, 1 topic – 10 min

Fees:

Permanent Residency

4 compulsory and indivisible modules:

LISTENING + READING + VOCABULARY AND SYNTAX + WRITING

$380*

Register:

Please fill this form to register for the TEF Study in France test

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 TEF 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 TEF 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).
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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 CCI Paris-Ile De France.

An official certificate of results will be sent by email between 4 and 8 weeks after the test has been completed. If you need a duplicate of your certificate, order it directly on this website.
TEF certificates are valid for 2 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.

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5509 Young St.
B3K 1Z7 Halifax, NS

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