Certification Tests (TEF, TCF)

We offer tests and exams based on the same levels as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.  The tests TEF and TCF are reliable measurements for determining proficiency and are only valid for a limited period of time. 

Tests take place the Alliance Française de Seattle.

How do I take an exam ?

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I choose the certification test from the options below
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I complete the registration form, then complete the payment
3
A few days before the exam, I receive the email of convocation
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On the day of my exam, I arrive at the center 15 minutes early
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4-6 weeks later: I receive my results by email and pick up my certificate

TEF Canada [Citizenship] Test d'évaluation de français pour la citoyenneté canadienne

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING SESSION

Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. The TEF Canada Citizenship is specific to those applying for Canadian citizenship.

TEST DETAILS

Oral comprehension, oral expression
(approx. 1.5 hours)

Certificate sent by email 4-6 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$175

A1 to C2

TEF Canada [Immigration] Test d'évaluation de français pour l'immigration au Canada

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING SESSION

Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. The TEF Canada Immigration is specific to those wishing to emigrate to Canada.

TEST DETAILS

Oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression (approx. 4 hours)

Certificate sent by email 4-6 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$350

A1 to C2

TEFAQ Test d'évaluation de français pour l'immigration au Québec

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING SESSION

Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the TEF is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. The TEFAQ is specific to those wishing to emigrate to Québec. Primary applicants must complete the Full examination, while non-primary applicants must complete Electives only.

EXAM DETAILS

TEFAQ (Electives only): Oral comprehension, oral expression (approx. 1.5 hours)

Certificate sent by email 4-6 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$175

A1 to C2

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING SESSION

Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the TEF is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. The TEFAQ is specific to those wishing to emigrate to Québec. Primary applicants must complete the Full examination, while non-primary applicants must complete Electives only.

EXAM DETAILS

TEFAQ (Full): Oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression (approx. 4 hours)

Certificate sent by email 4-6 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$350

A1 to C2

TEF Études Test d'évaluation de français pour étudier en France

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING SESSION

Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the TEF is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. The TEF Études is specific to those wishing to study in France.

TEST DETAILS

Oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression (approx. 4 hours)

Certificate sent by email 4-6 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$350

A1 to C2

TEF Naturalisation Test d'évaluation de français pour la citoyenneté française

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING SESSION

Accredited by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the TEF is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. The TEF Naturalisation is specific to those applying for French citizenship.

TEST DETAILS

Oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression (approx. 2.5 hours)

Certificate sent by email 4-6 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$350

A1 to C2

TCF Test de connaissance du français

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING SESSION

Designed by the CIEP and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, the TCF is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French. All candidates must take the multiple choice section (Basic exam). The writing and speaking portions (Full exam) are optional, but strongly recommended for university candidates.

EXAM DETAILS

Multiple choice exam (Basic exam; approx. 1.5 hours)

Certificate sent by email 4-6 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$175

A1 to C2

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING SESSION

Designed by the CIEP and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, the TCF is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French. All candidates must take the multiple choice section (Basic exam). The writing and speaking portions (Full exam) are optional, but strongly recommended for university candidates.

EXAM DETAILS

Multiple choice, written expression, and oral expression (full exam; approx. 3 hours)

Certificate sent by email 4-6 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$350

A1 to C2

TCF DAP Test de connaissance du français pour demande d'inscription préalable

 NO SESSION AVAILABLE
UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2020

Designed by the CIEP and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, the TCF is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French. The TCF DAP is specific to those applying as first-year undergraduates (L1) or as architecture students in France, and who  do not already have the DELF B2 or the DALF.

TEST DETAILS

Listening, grammar and lexicon, reading and writing examinations

Certificate sent by email 4-6 weeks after. Valid 2 years

$225

A1 to C2