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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 TEF Canada

The TEF Canada test assesses the level of proficiency in French 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 :


Listening:
Multiple choice questions
60 questions -
40 min

Reading:
Multiple choice questions
50 questions –
60 min

Writing:
2 topics –
60 min

Speaking:
1 examiner
2 subjects covered –
15 min

Fees

Permanent Residency

4 compulsory and indivisible modules:

Listening + Reading + Speaking + Writing

$320*

Canadian Citizenship

2 compulsory and indivisible modules:

Listening + Speaking

$190*

Individual Modules

Listening

$70*

Reading

$95*

Speaking

$120*

Writing

$95*

What is TEF Naturalisation

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 –
35 questions –
45 min

Listening:
Multiple choice questions–
35 questions –
25 min

Writing:
1 topic –
30 min

Speaking:
1 examiner
1 topic –
10 min

Fees:

LISTENING + SPEAKING + READING + WRITING

$380*

Register:

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

What is it TEFAQ

The Test of Evaluation of French Adapted for Quebec (TEFaq) is a test that 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
35 questions
45 min

Listening:
Multiple choice questions
35 questions
25 min

Writing:
1 topic
30 min

Speaking:
1 examiner
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 contact us at exam@afhalifax.ca or call us at 902-580-8284.

What is it TEF Etudes

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 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 TEF 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 TEF 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 TEF 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 TEF, 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 TEF 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 the CCI Paris-Ile De France.

6. After your test

An official certificate of results will be sent by email between 4 and 6 weeks after the test has been completed.

TEF 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 test

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

What is included:

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

PrepmyFuture has been designed by Le Français des Affaires and the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris.
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).
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