TEFAQ

Test d’Évaluation de Français pour l’accès au Québec

Adults Exams

The French Evaluation Test for access to Quebec (TEFAQ) is a general French test that aims to measure the level of knowledge and skills in French reading and listening as well as speaking and writing.

It is the version of the TEF recognized by the Immigration Department of Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) of Quebec and is essential to perform an official immigration application.

Besides the compulsory oral tests, candidates may choose to be assessed on their mastery of written French with two tests of comprehension and written expression. Points earned during the optional written tests are therefore a bonus. They can increase the points already obtained by the candidates in oral.

Oral tests:

  • Listening Comprehension 40 min – 60 questions – 360 points
  • Oral Expression 15 min – 2 issues to deal with – 450 points

Written tests (optional):

  • Written Expression 60 min – 2 issues to deal with – 450 points
  • Reading Comprehension 15 min – 2 issues to deal with – 450 points

The TEFAQ saves points for the immigration process in Quebec on ​​the following scale:

 

Principal applicant
Maximum 16 points

A1 à B1

B2

C1

C2

Listening Comprehension

40 min

0 point

5 points

6 points

7 points

Oral Expression

15 min

0 point

5 points

6 points

7 points

Reading Comprehension

1hour

0 point

1 point

Written Expression

1hour

0 point

1 point

 

Spouse of principal applicant
Maximum 6 points

A1 à B1

B2

C1

C2

Listening Comprehension

40 mn

0 point

2 points

3 points

3 points

Oral Expression

15 mn

0 point

2 points

3 points

3 points

 

Please read this additional information:
TEF Québec (TEFAQ) Information
Conditions d’inscription et de passation du Test d’évaluation de français (pdf)

Exam Dates Registration Deadline
Friday, July 5, 2019 Friday, June 7, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019 Friday, October 11, 2019

As for the TEF, the TEFAQ scores are ranked on 6 levels, ranging from 0+ level (basic skills) to level 6 (master skills) as per the scale of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France (CCI Paris Ile-de-France) and from A1 level to C2 level, as defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of References for Languages). TEF and TEFAQ score results are reliable measurements of language proficiency. An official certificate which is valid for one year is awarded.

 

Correspondance niveaux CCIP/CECRL
CCIP

0+

1

2

3

4

5

6

CECRL

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

C2

 

How is each level defined?

Read about the CECRL scale here.

Your grades will be sent to you via email within four weeks of the test date as it is mentioned “Attestation dématérialisée” on the registration form.

If you wish to receive a paper certificate in addition, please check the box to request one on the registration form and authorize an additional payment for $55 at the time of registration. We will email you again 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 5-6 weeks from the test date for us to receive your certificate.

Exam fee is not refundable once registered.

 

FIAF members Non-members
Compulsory Listening Comprehension and Oral Expression $265 $280
Optional Reading Comprehension $75 $90
Optional Written Expression $75 $90

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.

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.

Info also available here: lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/en/tests-diplomas/prepare-for-the-tef/