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. Results are valid for two years.


What is TEF/TEFAQ?

The TEF (Test d’Evaluation du Français) is administered by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (CCIP). The TEF is recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as conclusive proof of your language skills.

It assesses candidates from an elementary to an advanced level. All sessions are held in Alliance Francaise de Bhopal (MAP)


TEF Canada

The Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Canada (TEF Canada) is a test of general French that assesses the level of proficiency in French of francophones and non-francophones alike.

The TEF Canada is recognised as official proof of language proficiency by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as well as the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés Culturelles du Québec (MICC) for permanent residency applications, Certificat de sélection du Québec applications and Canadian citizenship applications.

The TEF Canada is directed specifically at candidates wishing to assess their level of proficiency in French for immigration applications to Canada or Quebec, or for Canadian citizenship applications.

The TEF Canada consists of 4 modules: listening, speaking, reading and/or writing.

  • Reading comprehension: 60 min – 40 questions
  • Oral comprehension: 40 min – 40 questions
  • Written expression: 60 min – 2 subjects to cover
  • Oral expression: 15 min – 2 subjects to cover


An official certificate of results will be delivered to each candidate. Each certificate is detailed and personalized. For each module, the certificate will show the score obtained, the level of proficiency reached as well as a commentary of the skills in general French.

The results will be sent 6 to 8 weeks after the exam date.

Academic degrees are not required to take the TEF Canada. Candidates may take the test several times, allowing a minimum of 30 days between two exam sessions.



The objective of the TEFAQ is to assess oral comprehension and oral expression in French.

The TEFAQ is useful for those wishing to immigrate to Quebec.

2 compulsory test assessing:

  • Listening comprehension
  • Oral expression


For more information, visit: http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/fr/index.php

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