Test d'Évaluation de Français pour l’accès à la nationalité française
What is the TEF ANF?
As of April 1st, 2020, persons wishing to acquire French nationality must attest to their level of spoken French (comprehension and expression) and of written French (comprehension and expression), as ordered by the French Ministry of the Interior.
TEF ANF can be used to meet these requirements.
Candidates must present themselves for TEF ANF assessment of listening comprehension, oral expression, reading comprehension and written expression at a testing center recognized by the Français des affaires-Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, such as the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York.
What are the TEF ANF test sections?
TEF ANF is composed of four compulsory sections:
• Listening Comprehension 25 min
• Oral Expression 10 min
• Reading Comprehension 45 min
• Written Expression 30 min
Minimum Level required: B1 for each of the sections.
Additional information available at lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr
Exam Date: Friday, September 10, 2021 – FULL
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 20, 2021
Exam Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021
Exam Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021
Exam Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 19, 2021
French Institute Alliance Francaise
22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022
How is the TEF ANF graded?
The test evaluates the French skills of the candidate per the scale below.
This scale corresponds to:
• 6 skill levels A1 to C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages (CECR) of the Council of Europe
Correspondance Niveaux TEF/CECR
Getting the Certificate
Please allow 5-6 weeks from the test date to receive your certificate. It will be mailed to you directly from the Français des affaires, our partner.
The certificate of results is valid for two years.
A candidate may take the test as many times as he/she wants, however, a one-month waiting period is required between two successive tests.
Listening Comprehension, Oral Expression, Written Comprehension, and Written Expression
$350 FIAF Members
Fees must be paid in full at time of registration and are non-refundable. Find payment form and details below.
Payment is made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). You may pay over the phone (646-388-6691).
Please complete the registration and payment forms below and email them to FIAF.
• Registration Form (pdf)
• Payment Form (pdf)
Any incomplete applications will be rejected.
Exam Coordinator: Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi, FIAF, 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
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 due to inclement weather. All registrations will be moved to the next session.