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TEF Canada
Test d’Évaluation de Français adapté au CANADA

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- What is the TEF Canada?
- When is the next session?
- How is the TEF Canada graded?
- When and how can I get the results and certificate(s)?
- How much does it cost?
- How do I register? Who do I contact for info?
- How can I prepare for this exam?

 

What is the TEF Canada?

The TEF Canada is a mandatory test in the context of economic immigration programs that require proof of language skills, at the request of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration to Canada.

The TEF Canada is also an essential proof of French language proficiency level to obtain Canadian citizenship.

For immigration to Canada, a candidate must take all of the below sections:


4 Sections
(2 hours 55 minutes)

Reading Comprehension (60 minutes) - 50 questions – 300 points
Listening Comprehension (40 minutes) - 60 questions – 360 points
Written Expression (60 minutes) - 2 topics – 450 points
Oral Expression (15 minutes per candidate) – 2 topics – 450 points


Hence results for the 4 skills listed above are expected by the Immigration Canada (CIC- Canadian Federal Government).

The minimum level required is level 7 (level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages).

For Canadian citizenship, a candidate must take the below sections:


2 Sections
(55 minutes)

Listening Comprehension (40 minutes) - 60 questions – 360 points
Oral Expression (15 minutes per candidate) – 2 topics – 450 points

Download a candidate handbook:
e-TEF-Canada (computer exam version)

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When is the next session?

Exam Dates Registration Deadline
Friday, January 26, 2018 Friday, January 5, 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018 Friday, March 9, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018 Friday, August 10, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018 Friday, October 26, 2018

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How is the TEF Canada Graded ?

Correspondance niveaux TEF/CECR/NCLC

TEF

0+

1

2

3

4

5

6

CECR

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

C2

NCLC

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

CECR (Common European Framework for Languages)

NCLC (Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens)

Compulsory Sections: total 360
Reading Comprehension: 300
Listening Comprehension: 360

Compulsory Written Expression: total 450
Thematic and semantic coherence: 150
Ability to argue and summarize: 120

Compulsory Oral Expression: total 450
Understanding topics and finding appropriate information: 120
Facts explanation and argumentation: 150

More info: http://www.centredelanguefrancaise.paris/tests-diplomes/test-evaluation-francais-tef/tef-canada/

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When and how can I get the results and certificate(s)?

We will email you when we receive your certificate, and you will be able to either pick it up at the FIAF Language Center or request for it to be mailed to you. Please allow for 2-4 weeks from the test date for us to receive your certificate.

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How much does it cost?

Exam fee is not refundable once registered.

 

FIAF Members

Non-Members

Full test with all 4 sections

$280

$320

Test with 2 sections (for Citizenship)

$200

$215

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How do I register? Contact Info:

Please download the following two files to register:

 Registration

 Payment

For emigration purposes, you must submit the following either in person or via mail:
- an original signed registration form
- a copy of your passport or ID Card (on paper)

Any incomplete applications will be rejected.

You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard & American Express) in person or over the telephone, or by check or money order (to FIAF).

Exam fee is not refundable once registered.

Mail: Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi, FIAF, 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
E-mail: vsiraisi@fiaf.org

Exam participation can only be transferred to the next session in case of sickness. A doctor’s note (not via email) must be mailed within the next three days of the test.

FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session if the number of candidates does not exceed 10 candidates. All registrations will be moved to the next session. FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session for weather inclement reasons. All registrations will be moved to the next session.

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How can I prepare for this exam?

The best way to get ready for this exam is to take our general French programs.  We also have a preparation book and CD available for sale at the Language Center Office.  You can also access this link to prepare http://www.centredelanguefrancaise.paris/outils-preparation-tef/.

For more information about the test, visit:
http://www.centredelanguefrancaise.paris/tests-diplomes/test-evaluation-francais-tef/tef-canada/

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646 388 6691

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