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Test de Connaissance du Français

Assess your level with the French language test (TCF)

Created by France Education International, the TCF is a test of linguistic level in French as a general language intended for all non-French speaking people who wish to have their knowledge of French assessed and validated in a reliable and recognized way. All candidates receive a certificate of results that places them on one of the six levels (from A1 to C2) of the scale of competence defined by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). It is therefore not possible to fail the TCF. The certificate of results issued is valid for two years.

The TCF is available in four versions:

TCF Tout Public (TCF TP)
TCF Quebec
TCF Canada
TCF Integration, Residence and Nationality (TCF IRN)

How to register?

The tests are taken at the AFR, on computer, on Thursday morning. Please contact our team to schedule your exam:



For anyone wishing to evaluate their French language skills for personal, academic or professional reasons. The TCF TP is composed of three mandatory tests and two optional tests. Please contact the organization requesting your TCF certificate to find out their exact requirements.


Oral comprehension (25min)
Mastery and structure of the language (15min)
Written comprehension (45min)
How to register ? Click here !


Written Expression (60min) Register ? Click here !

Oral Expression (12min) Register ? Click here !

To find out more about the TCF for the general public


The TCF for Quebec is a French language test that meets the standards of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) for the constitution of an immigration file for Quebec. This test is reserved for the exclusive use of candidates submitting an immigration file. It is possible to take 1, 2, 3 or all the tests.

To know ! TCF Québec is composed of 4 modular tests evaluating competencies in French as a general language. Each candidate can choose to take 1, 2, 3 or 4 tests from among the following:

  1. Oral comprehension: Group test (39 multiple-choice questions) – 72€ – Register now ? Click here !
  2. Written comprehension: Group test (39 multiple choice questions) – 72€ – Register now? Click here !
  3. Written expression: Group test (3 exercises) – 73€ – Register now ? Click here !
  4. Oral Expression: Individual test face to face with an examiner (3 exercises) – 73€ – Register now? Click here !

To find out more about the TCF Québec


The TCF Canada is the version required for any person, whatever their nationality and language of origin (including French and people from French-speaking countries), wishing to apply for permanent economic immigration or to obtain Canadian citizenship from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The TCF Canada test results in a certificate of achievement (issued within 15 working days) that is valid for two years.

To register, it’s here ! Click on this link !

To find out more about the TCF Canada

4) TCF Integration, Residence and Nationality (TCF IRN)

The TCF for access to French nationality (TCF ANF) has been specifically designed for applicants for French nationality by marriage or naturalisation. The TCF ANF certifies a B1 level of language, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

To register for the IRN test, click here! Click on this link !

To find out more about the TCF IRN


The candidate’s manual (PDF)
How to prepare?