TEF Exam preparation

Preparing and passing the TEF examination

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Presentation of the TEF exam

The TEF (Test d’évaluation de français) is an international reference test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. It is issued by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The results are valid for two years.

You can take the TEF to officially certify your level of French. It is also recognised as part of the procedures for entering a school or university, obtaining French or Swiss nationality, obtaining a resident card in France, immigrating to Canada and obtaining Canadian citizenship or immigrating to Quebec.

The TEF consists of 5 tests: oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression, lexicon and structure.

The objective of the TEF is to evaluate your French language skills using a scale of 7 levels, from level 0 (most basic skills) to level 6 (complete mastery). This scale refers to: 6 levels of competence A1 to C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe and the 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

Content of our online platform

5 TEF preparation modules

  • 1 module about lexicon and structure
  • 1 oral comprehension module
  • 1 reading comprehension module
  • 1 written expression module
  • 1 oral expression module
  • The corrected mock exam
  • The detailed correction of your written and oral productions
  • Personalised feedback on your work
  • Advice on how to work effectively and how to progress

4 training modules

  • 1 grammar and vocabulary module
  • 1 oral comprehension module
  • 1 reading comprehension module
  • 1 written expression module

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  • Grammar
  • Conjugation
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonetics
  • Oral comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Written production
  • Culture

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