TCF, a French language knowledge test, is an official certificate allowing everyone to justify their French skills.
The test is available in several versions to adapt to the needs of everyone.
TCF TCF Quebec TCF citizenship
Test de Connaissance du Français
The TCF is a general linguistic French test geared towards a non-French-speaking audience who, for personal, academic or professional reasons, would like to evaluate and validate their knowledge of the French language through an accredited and reliable medium. The TCF is a standardized and calibrated test designed by the CIEP which is a member of the certification body of ALTE. All candidates receive a certificate of their results which clearly indicates their linguistic capabilities based on one of six levels (ranging from A1 to C2) and which corresponds to the proficiency scale as defined by the Council of Europe (the Common European Framework of Reference). Therefore, it is impossible to fail the TCF. The result obtained at the test will be certified through a two year valid official certificate.
|Three mandatory tests ||Two complementary tests||Fees|
- Listening (25min)
- Mastery and Structural use of the language (15min)
- Written comprehension (45min)
- Oral expression (12min)
- Written expression (60min)
- € 135 for all the mandatory tests
- € 75 per complementary test
TCF pour le Quebec (Quebec Immigration)
TCF Quebec has been designed to meet the demands of the Canadian (Quebecers) authorities which require the mandatory and systematic passing of standardized French tests and examinations as part of their procedure for obtaining a Certificat de Sélection (CSQ) which then allows for the issuance of a permanent visa. Native French and Francophone speakers are also included in this category. The certificate has a two-year duration of validity and candidates can sit the "TCF for Quebec" as many times as they wish. There is, however, a one month lapse between sitting the exam of the same category for each test.
|Four modular tests||Fees|
- Listening (29 questions) : 25 minutes
- Speaking (3 tasks) : 12 minutes
- Reading (29 questions) : 45 minutes
- Writing (3 tasks) : 60 minutes
|70 euros per test|
The candidate is free to create his/her exam by choosing one or more areas in which he/she wishes to be tested.
TCF ANF (access to French citizenship)
"TCF for access to French citizenship" was specifically designed to meet the new measures introduced by the French Ministry of Interior, Overseas, Local Authorities and Immigration and is specifically related to the testing of the knowledge of the French language for applicants who wish to acquire French nationality. The required level is level B1 on the CEFR scale. The exam, "TCF for access to French nationality”, can be sat as many times as needed, however, the candidate must wait at least two months before sitting the TCF again, regardless of the situation at hand. The certificate is valid for a period of two years.
|Two compulsory tests and an interview||Fee|
- Listening (29 questions). 30 minutes.
- Speaking (3 tasks). 12 minutes.
The registration form can be found here
. Please send this form along with a copy of your ID (Passport/identity card) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The total amount must be paid in full at the time of registration and must be paid to the account ING 65.80.07.114
(please state clearly your name and TCF). IBAN: NL20 INGB 0658 0071 14
No refunds or credits will be given once the registration process has been completed, unless the Alliance Française is forced to cancel a session (in that case a refund will be given for the full amount paid).