Created in 1998 by the Paris Ile-de-France CCI, the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.
Why take the TEF?
The TEF provides confirmation of one’s level of competency in French in any professional, academic or mobility-related context.
Based on your goals, you will select one of these TEF tests:
TEF Study — To study in France; to certify your level of French for work
TEF Naturalisation — To obtain French citizenship
TEF Canada — To emigrate to Canada or for Canadian citizenship
TEFAQ — To emigrate to Quebec
The TEF consists of 5 sections. Except for the Oral Expression, all sections are on computer.
Oral comprehension (CO)
Written comprehension (CE)
Oral Expression (EO)
Written Expression (EE)
Vocabulary and syntax (LS)
Requirements for each specific TEF version:
The TEF grades candidates using a scale of 7 levels that range from 0+ level (basic skills) to level 6 (complete control).
A digital certificate of results, valid for 2 years, is issued for the applicant and shows the scores on each section of the test. The certificate is emailed directly to the applicant within 4 to 6 weeks of the applicant's session.
A candidate may take the test as many times as he/she wants, however, a two-month waiting period is required between two sessions.
TEF Study $250
TEF Naturalization $300
TEF Canada $350
TEFAQ (Quebec) $350
Sessions are scheduled every Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 5pm.
When registering, please indicate your preferred date. We will get back to you within
24 hours and confirm your session date.
If your preferred date isn't available, we will offer the next available date.
Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration and are not refundable.