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 12 May  (enrolment deadline: Monday 1st of May)
Friday 30 June (enrolment deadline: Monday 19 June)
Friday 28 July (enrolment deadline: Monday 17 July)
Friday 01 September (enrolment deadline: Monday 21 August)
Friday 29 September (enrolment deadline: Monday 18 September)
Friday 27 October (enrolment deadline: Monday 16 October)
Friday 24 November(enrolement deadline: Monday 13 November)

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 (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 one year, 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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