You need to certify your level in French to pursue studies, emigrate to Canada or Quebec or apply for French nationality?
You want to study or work in France and you need to certify your level?
Want to emigrate to Canada and need to complete your immigration file?
–> TEF Canada
You want to emigrate to Quebec and must complete your immigration file?
You want to file an application for French nationality?
–> TEF Naturalisation française ON COMPUTER
You want to file an application for French Carte de Résident?
–> TEF Carte de résident ON COMPUTER
At a distance
- I complete the registration form.
- I send my registration form by mail with my payment (cheque or proof of bank transfer) OR I send my registration form by email with the proof of bank transfer.
On the spot
- I complete the form and make my payment by cash or check on the spot ALIP 25-27 rue Ginoux 75015 Paris Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6 pm.
IMPORTANT I Due to the health measures related to the Covid-19 crisis, all French language TEF and DFP exam sessions are cancelled. Candidates already registered have been informed of a postponement. The schedule will be updated shortly.
Download the registration form
Registration and payment on site from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, by mail or online by bank transfer.
Exam TEF – presentation
The tests include 4 parts:
Written Comprehension : 60 min – 50 questions / 300 points
Written Expression : 60 min – 2 topics / 450 points
Listening : 40 min – 60 questions / 360 points
Oral Expression : 15 min – 2 topics / 450 points
Testing procedures vary according to the type of TEF :
TEF measures your level of French language skills, from an elementary mastery to a complete mastery. The results are valid for two years.
No prior diploma is required. The candidate must be over 16 years of age.
Tips for taking the TEF exams
Remember to download your Candidate Handbook – Manuel du candidat – before the examination (the link is on your invitation). You will find useful information about your tests and your preparation.
Please arrive at ALIP at least 30 minutes before your exam.
Remember to bring valid identification card, otherwise you will be denied access to the examination room. You will also need a passport photo and a black pen.
Remember to indicate any health or other problems before the day of the examination, so that it takes place in the best conditions.
Mobile phones are strictly forbidden in the examination rooms. Dictionaries are also prohibited.
Pay close attention to the instructions of the supervisors and boards of examiners.
Tips for preparing for TEF exams
A good preparation is essential to give you all the chances to obtain the expected results.
You must be familiar with the types of tests to avoid any stress and loss of time on the day of the exam.
For that, ALIP recommends you various options, valid whatever the type of TEF which you pass:
The trainings tutoriels from CCIP – Le Français des Affaires
Application français 3.0 from CCIP – Le Français des Affaires
Online official preparation with Prepmyfuture
Following books :
TEF Hachette FLE
TEF 250 activités CLE International