Registration for May 5th TEF exams is now open. Please register below.
Test d'évaluation de français
The Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF ) is a test of general French which assesses the level of proficiency in
French of francophones and non-francophones alike. Created in 1998 by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industrie, TEF is an
international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.
The TEF is officially recognized by :
- the French Ministry of Education
- the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
- the French Ministry of the Interior
- the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada
- the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration
- the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration
The TEF assesses the candidate’s proficiency in French using a 7 level scale based on the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages (CECRL) and
the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).
more about the TEF
more about the TEF
It consists of 4 modules: listening, speaking, reading and/or writing
read the terms and conditions thouroughly before enrolling.
Why take the TEF?
The TEF provides confirmation of one’s level of competency in French in any professional, academic or mobility-related
and in particular for:
- Studying in France with the TEF Études
- Obtaining French nationality with the TEF Naturalisation
- Emigrating to Canada and obtaining Canadian citizenship with the TEF Canada
- Emigrating to Quebec with the TEF Québec – TEFAQ
What is the tef?
The TEF consists of 5 parts* :
- Oral comprehension (CO)
- Written comprehension (CE)
- Oral Expression (EO) – 2 topics
- Written Expression (EE) – 2 topics
- Vocabulary and syntax (LS)
*According to your goals and the formalities you need to complete, you can choose the TEF version that includes the tests you
How to enroll?
To enroll in a TEF exam, please purchase one of the products below. AFNO members receive a $30 discount on
• By enrolling, you agree to the terms
and conditions of the TEF exam.
• Upon payment, you will receive a form via email to complete.
• Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Registration is now open for May 2023 TEF (closure on April 30 2023):
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How to prepare?
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This, in combination with our language classes can help ensure your success on the TEF exam.
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