Next session of TEF,TEFAQ & TEF Canada would be held on 21 Oct 2016

Last date of registration – 21 Sept 2016


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.

The TEF includes:

    • Three compulsory tests: a total of 2 hrs 10 minutes
      • Reading comprehension 1 hour
      • Listening comprehension 40 minutes
      • Structures & vocabulary 30 minutes

Two optional tests: 1 hrs 35

    • Written expression 1 hour
    • Oral expression 20 minutes



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

ATTENTION : Immigration procedure for Quebec changed on 1 August 2013.  For more information, visit : http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/fr/index.php

TEF/TEFAQ are valid for 1 year from the date of taking the test.


TEF Canada

The Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Canada (TEF Canada) is a test of general French which 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.


An official certificate of results will be delivered to each candidate. Each certificate is detailed and personalised. 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 60 days between two exam sessions.

To know more about TEF Canada , download : manuel-candidat-tef-canada