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 January  (enrolment deadline: Friday 22 December 2017)
Friday 2 February (enrolment deadline: Monday 22 January)
Friday 16 February (enrolment deadline: Monday 5 February)
Friday 23 March (enrolment deadline: Monday 12 March)
Friday 13 April (enrolment deadline: Monday 2 April)
Friday 11 May (enrolment deadline: Monday 30 April)
Friday 25 May (enrolment deadline: Monday 14 May)
Friday 8 June (enrolment deadline: Monday 21 May)
Friday 22 June (enrolment deadline: Monday 04 June)
Friday 6 July (enrolement deadline: Monday 18 June)
Friday 27 July (enrolement deadline: Monday 9 July)
Friday 10 August  (enrolment deadline: Monday 23 July)
Friday 24 August  (enrolment deadline: Monday 30 July)
Friday 07 September (enrolment deadline: Monday 20 August)
Friday 21 September (enrolment deadline: Monday 03 September)
Friday 19 October (enrolment deadline: Monday 01 October)
Friday 16 November(enrolement deadline: Monday 29 October)
Friday 30 November (enrolment deadline: Monday 12 November)
Friday 14 December (enrolment deadline: Monday 26 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 ( 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 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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