TCF (test de connaissance du français)

TCF AP (All Public)

TCF AP (Test de Connaissance du Français) is an evaluation test of the French language level. The objective is to assess and certify the French language level for the people for whom French is a foreign language. All candidates receive a certificate based on results evaluating them according to 6 levels (from A1 to C2) from the skills scale of the Common European Framework of References (CEFR). 

TCF Certificate can be an obligatory document for acceptance in French universities and French-speaking countries.

Since 2007, TCF certificate is obligatory for candidates who want to access the 3rd grade of study in Armenia (Aspirantura).


TCF TP is composed of 3 obligatory parts and 2 complementary parts:
Trois épreuves obligatoiresDeux épreuves complémentaires
76 items
1 h 25
Compréhension orale
29 items
25 minutes
1 h 12Expression orale

12 minutes

Maîtrise des structures
de la langue
18 items
15 minutes

Expression écrite

60 minutes

Compréhension écrite
29 items
45 minutes



The TCF certificate is valid for 2 years.


More information :

Source: http://www.ciep.fr

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TCF PAR (Prior Admission Request)


If you want to register in France for undergraduate level (Licence 1) or an architecture school but you don’t have DELF B2 or DALF C1/C2 level, you can apply for TCF PAR exam.



TCF PAR is composed of 4 obligatory parts:


All candidates receive a certificate based on results evaluating them according to 6 levels (from A1 to C2) from the skills scale of the Common European Framework of References (CEFR).

The TCF PAR certificate is valid for 2 years.


More information :

Source: http://www.ciep.fr

More: schedule, prices, sign up to the test


TCF Quebec (TCF Q)

This test is exclusively for candidates deposing a request for immigration in an immigration office of Quebec, and who must certainly show a certificate of French language knowledge.




TCF Q is composed of 4 parts:

  • compréhension écrite (29 items),   Durée:  45 minutes
  • expression écrite  (3 tâches),          Durée : 60 minutes
  • expression orale (3 tâches, un entretien de 12 minutes),  Durée : 12 minutes

Each candidate choses himself/herself the exam parts of TCF Q.

All candidates receive a certificate based on results evaluating them according to 6 levels (from A1 to C2) from the skills scale of the Common European Framework of References (CEFR).

The TCF Q certificate is valid for 2 years.


More information :

Source: http://www.ciep.fr

More: schedule, prices, sign up to the test


TCF AFN (Access to French Nationality)

TCF AFN concerns about candidates who want to obtain the French nationality.


Format du nouveau TCF ANF : 4 épreuves obligatoires


Compréhension orale (29 questions)
épreuve collective

Durée :
25 minutes

 

Compréhension écrite (29 questions)
épreuve collective

Durée :
45 minutes

 

Expression écrite (3 tâches)
épreuve collective

Durée :
30 minutes

 

Expression orale (3 tâches)
épreuve individuelle

Durée :
10 minutes*


*Temps d'interaction effectif (hors explication des consignes et évaluation du candidat).

Durée totale du TCF  ANF

1h50



All candidates receive a certificate based on results evaluating them according to 6 levels (from A1 to C2) from the skills scale of the Common European Framework of References (CEFR).

The TCF AFN certificate is valid for 2 years.


More information :

Source: http://www.ciep.fr



TCF CANADA

This test is for candidates who want to apply for permanent residence in Canada.


The TCF CANADA test is made up of 4 parts:

  • Oral comprehension (39 questions),            duration: 35 minutes
  • Reading comprehension (39 questions),      duration: 60 minutes
  • Written expression (3 tasks),                        duration: 60 minutes
  • Oral expression (3 tasks),                             duration: 12 minutes

All TCF CANADA candidates receive a certificate attesting the results which places them on one of the six levels (A1 -C2) of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.
The TCF CANADA certificate is valid for 2 years.

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