Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF)


What is the TCF?


The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), designed by the CIEP (Centre international d’études pédagogiques) 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 ciep.fr/en/tcf/.


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 on Friday, February 28, 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

Exam on Friday, May 15, 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020

Exam on Friday, September 25, 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020

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.

You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) in person or over the phone (646-388-6691), or by check or money order (mail to FIAF).


Registration


Please complete the registration form below and return it to FIAF by mail, fax or email.

Registration Form (pdf)

All candidates must also submit a digital photo:
• View photo requirements & submission info 
• Upload the photo online here, or email it to vsiraisi@fiaf.org.

Mail: Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi, FIAF Language Center, 22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022
Fax: 212-527-2678
Email: 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 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.