Created in 1998 by the French Language Centre of the CCI Paris Ile-de- France, the TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Français) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French

The TEF is conducted electronically (computer-based). No prior degree is required to sit the exam. The candidate must be 16 years and up.

The goal of TEF is to evaluate the French skills of the candidate using a scale of 7 levels that range from 0+ level ( basic skills) to level 6 ( complete control ).


red tick - compulsory section / blue tick - optional section

Exams parts in details...

Written tests:

• Reading Comprehension 60 min – 50 items – 300 points

• Written Expression 60 min – 2 topics to complete – 450 points

• Vocabulary and Structures 30 min – 40 items – 240 points

Oral tests:

• Listening Comprehension 40 min – 60 items – 360 points

• Oral Expression 15 min – 2 topics to complete – 450 points

Friday 18 January  (enrolment deadline: Wednesday 09 January)
Friday 01 February (enrolment deadline: Monday 21 January)
Friday 15 February (enrolment deadline: Monday 4 February)
Friday 15 March (enrolment deadline: Monday 4 March)
Friday 29 March (enrolment deadline: Monday 18 March)
Friday 12 April (enrolment deadline: Monday 1 April)
Friday 24 May (enrolment deadline: Monday 13 May)
Friday 28 June (enrolment deadline: Monday 17 June)
Friday 19 July (enrolment deadline: Monday 8 July)
Friday 02 August  (enrolment deadline: Monday 22 July)
Friday 16 August  (enrolment deadline: Monday 05 August)
Friday 06 September (enrolment deadline: Monday 26 August)
Friday 20 September (enrolment deadline: Monday 09 September)
Friday 04 October (enrolment deadline: Monday 23 September)
Friday 18 October (enrolment deadline: Monday 07 October)
Friday 15 November(enrolment deadline: Monday 4 November)
Friday 29 November (enrolment deadline: Monday 18 November)
Friday 13 December (enrolment deadline: Monday 02 December)

Before enrolling please note :
- No refund or rescheduling will be granted passed the registration deadline.
- It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to ensure that he/she is registered for the appropriate exam. The Alliance Française Auckland and its employees cannot be held responsible for the choices made by the candidate

1- Fill in the TEF registration form (please download here).  You must also read and understand the conditions of enrolment (please download here). Note, these documents are written in French.
2- Provide one passport photo ( JPG - digital format accepted ) and a copy of one of your ID (driving license or passport).
3- Send everything by email to information@alliance-francaise.co.nz (or bring all documents to our office).
4- Make your payment, click below, over the phone, or at our office.

TEF for studies in France - $460
TEF for French Nationality (TEF ANF) - $360
TEF for immigration to Canada (TEF Canada) for immigration -$460
TEF for immigration to Canada (TEF Canada) for Canadian nationality -$360
TEF for immigration to Quebec (TEFAQ) for main applicant - $460
TEF for immigration to Quebec (TEFAQ) for eligible - $360
TEF -$460 plus optional sectio
ns (Written Expression,$100) - (Oral Expression,$100)
TEF - $20 duplicata payment


What does happen after I took the test?

After the test and after correction of tests, a certificate of results, which is valid for two years, is mailed to the applicant. It shows the scores on each section.

If desired, the candidate may take the test as much as he/she wants. However, a two-month waiting period is required between two successive sessions.

How can I prepare for this exam?

The best way to get ready for this exam is to take our general French programs. Also follow related instructions here


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