Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF)


What is the TCF?


The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), designed by the France Education International (FEI) and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French who wish to evaluate and have their level of proficiency certified for professional, academic or personal reasons.

In general, the TCF grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). TCF grade results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency. Each candidate is awarded a certificate which is valid for two years.

FIAF also offers these specialized TCF exams:


TCF Format


The TCF is a multiple-choice test with 76 items that cover reading comprehension, command of grammatical structures and listening comprehension.

It also includes optional tests for written and oral expressions tests.

3 compulsory tests (76 items – 1 hr. 25 min)

  • Listening Comprehension (29 items – 25 min)
  • Command of lexical and grammatical structures (18 items – 15 min)
  • Reading Comprehension (29 items – 45 min)

2 optional tests

  • Written Expression (1 hr)
  • Oral Expression (12 min)

For more information about TCF, visit france-education-international.fr/test/tcf-tout-public.


Why take the TCF?


Work: A TCF certificate is a proof of your language knowledge and abilities to support job applications.

Study: The TCF meets French language requirements for application to graduate studies at French universities.

Personal: Each person can obtain an evaluation of his/her speaking, writing and comprehension skills in French with a TCF test.


Next Sessions


Exam Date: Please check in December 2021

Venue
French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)
22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022


Exam Fees


Compulsory Tests only
$200 FIAF Member / $215 Non-Member

Oral Expression
$100 FIAF Member / $115 Non-Member

Written Expression
$100 FIAF Member / $115 Non-Member

Compulsory Tests + Oral + Written
$350 FIAF Member / $385 Non-Member

Fees must be paid in full at time of registration and are non-refundable.

Payment is made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). You may pay over the phone (646-388-6691).


Safety Information


The health and well-being of our students, members, visitors, and staff are our number one priority.  We will be closely following strict guidelines recommended by the CDC and public health authorities regarding COVID-19.

All exam candidates must be vaccinated and are  required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.  You must bring a proof of vaccination upon entering FIAF. 

More frequent building-wide cleaning schedule has been implemented.


Registration


Please complete the registration form below and email it to FIAF.

Registration Form (pdf)

All candidates must also submit a digital photo:
• View photo requirements & submission info 
• Email it to vsiraisi@fiaf.org.

Email to Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi at vsiraisi@fiaf.org

Exam session transfers are subject to a $50 fee and only permitted before the Registration Deadline of your original exam session. Any candidate who submits a transfer request after this Registration Deadline is subject to repay the full exam fee. Participation can only be transferred to the next session (without penalty) in the case of sickness, provided that a doctor’s note is mailed (not via email) within three days of the original Exam Date. If you have registered for an exam and need to transfer to another session, please email vsiraisi@fiaf.org.

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.