Exams to immigrate to Canada, Quebec & France

If you are applying to immigrate to Canada and want to be tested to gain formal recognition for your competency in the French language, you can choose from a range of evaluation options offered by the Alliance Française du Cap. 

  • Immigration to Canada

The TEF (Test d'évaluation de français) is composed of four parts:

  1. Oral comprehension: 60 questions (40 minutes)
  2. Written comprehension: 50 questions (1 hour)
  3. Oral production: 2 topics (15 minutes)
  4. Written production: 2 topics (1 hour)

Click here for more information on the TEF and here if you would like some tools to prepare for the test.

  • Immigration to Quebec

The TEFAQ (Test d'évaluation de français adapté au Québec) is composed of two compulsory parts:

  1. Oral comprehension: 40 minutes
  2. Oral production: 20 minutes

Candidates may also choose to include two optional tests in their application:

  1. Written comprehension: 50 questions (1 hour)
  2. Written production: 2 topics (1 hour)

Click here for more information on the TEFAQ and here if you would like some tools to prepare for the test. 

  • French naturalisation

The TEFNAT (Test d'évaluation de Français pour l'accès à la naturalisation française) is for those who would like to apply for French citizenship. The TEFNAT is composed of two parts:

  1. Oral comprehension: 40 minutes
  2. Oral production: 20 minutes

Click here for more information on the TEFNAT and here if you would like some tools to prepare for the test.

  • Study in France
The TEF to study in France (TEF pour les études en France) is for those who would like to apply for a degree (licence) at a French university. The TEF pour les études en France is composed of four parts:
  1. Oral comprehension : 60 questions (40 minutes)
  2. Written comprehension : 50 questions (1 hour)
  3. Written production : 2 topics (1 hour)
  4. Vocabulary and structure : 40 questions (30 minutes)

Click here for more information on the TEF and here if you would like some tools to prepare for the test.

  • Cost of the exams

  • When to register

Browse our schedule of TEF sessions for 2019 below. Kindly note that registrations close 10 business days prior to the date of the test.

 

  • How to register

To register, simply read our terms and conditions and return the following documents to exams.cpt@alliance.org.za:

  1. TEF registration form
  2. Copy or scan of your passport or ID document
  3. Proof of payment
Please note that registrations not followed by payment will be disregarded.

If you have any questions, kindly contact our exams coordinator at exams.cpt@alliance.org.za