The TCF (Test de connaissance du français) has the following options:
TCF exam (standard) – This test is intended for anybody who wants to have their French language skills assessed for personal, academic or professional reasons.
TCF exam (for French nationality) – This exam will attest to your level of French if you desire to apply for French nationality.
TCF exam (for Quebec) — This test is meant to match the expectations of Quebecoise authorities, therefore if you want to live in Quebec for a long time, you’ll need to take it to have your French level appraised for your immigration application.
TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Français) also has the following options:
TEF for Studying in France – required for every international student wishing to enroll in the first year of an undergraduate degree at a French university.
TEF for naturalization – this certificate is recognized by the French Interior Ministry and is required if you want to become a French citizen.
TEF Canada – a mandatory test for economic immigration programs where Immigration and Citizenship Canada requires verification of language aptitude. When seeking for Canadian citizenship, it serves as verification of the holder’s French linguistic competency.
TEF for Access to Quebec (TEFAQ) – is a broad French test that assesses candidates’ proficiency in the language. The Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion (MIDI) recognizes this version of the TEF, which is required for submitting an official immigration application.
Exams are available every month and require registration minimum 1 month in advance.
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The TCF and TEF exams are appropriate for anybody aged 18 and above who wants to check their French language skills and certify their proficiency. Students requiring French for academic purposes or individuals seeking employment who cannot or do not have prior mastery of the French language. They are internationally recognized tests that examine and certify a level of French proficiency, whether for professional, academic, or personal purposes.