The TCF (Test de connaissance du Français) is the French Ministry of Education’s French test, to assess your level of French in a simple, reliable and efficient manner.

This exam fulfils French language entry requirements and can be used to demonstrate language ability for job applications, university enrolments or personal use. It is aslo used by Québec for immigration procedures.  

Further information about the TCF on France Education International website.

TCF Options

We offer 4 types of TCF Tests:

Calendar 2024

Session 1:  Exam date: Friday 15 March        ->  Enrolment Deadline: Friday 16 February
Session 2 : Exam date: Friday 24 May           ->  Enrolment Deadline: Friday 26 April
Session 3 : Exam date: Friday 27 September  ->  Enrolment Deadline: Friday 30 August
Session 4 : Exam date: Friday 06 December   ->  Enrolment Deadline: Friday 08 November

Enrolment process

  1. Fill in the TCF registration form (Please download here).
  2. Provide a copy of ID and one passport photo (digital format accepted). Please find some information about the picture you must provide here.
  3. Send everything by email to                                                                                               (or bring all the documents to our office).
  4. Make your payment by clicking on the prices below or come at our office before the enrolment deadline.

TCF Tout Public-
Listening + structure and reading - $550
*Optional add-ons for TCF Tout Public
       - Listening + structure and reading + speaking - $635
       - Listening + structure and reading + writing - $645

IRN (Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité) -
listening + reading + witing + speaking - $440

TCF Canada
- listening + reading + +writing + speaking - $550

TCF Québec - The Alliance Française Auckland offer three different packages for this type of TCF test.

1. TCF Québec Classic Package - Listening + speaking - $440
    *Optional add-ons for TCF Québec
          - Listening + speaking + writing - $555
          - Listening + speaking + reading - $555

2. TCF Québec Package Deal - listening, speaking, reading, writing add-ons - $615

3. TCF Québec Individual Module
       - Listening - $250
       - Speaking - $250
       - Reading - $250
       - Writing - $250

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.

FAQ about the TCF

How long does it take to reach the intermediate level (B1) if I never learnt French before?
According to the CECRL, it usually takes between 350 and 400 hours of learning. The fastest way to reach this level with Alliance Française Auckland is to take private lessons.

How long does it take to take the exam?
Between 2 and 4 hours, depending on if you are attending the writing production and the oral production exams.

How many times can I attend this test ?
If desired, the candidate may take the test as much as he/she wants. However, a 60 days waiting period is required between two successive sessions.

What does happen after I took the test ?
After the test and its correction, a certificate of results, showing the score of each section, is mailed to the applicant.
Usually, the candidates receive their certificates between 3 and 6 weeks after attending their test.

How long is the TCF certificate valid ?
Two years.