Alliance Française Rotterdam



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The TEF test is developed and administered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP). The TEF is an international acknowledged test for French non-native speakers. The validity of this test is one year. The certificate can be useful while looking for a job, a study in France or in case of immigration in a French speaking country.

Sessions during schoolyear 2019-2020Closing date
Thursday November
21st 2019
Monday November 11th 2019
Thursday March 19th 2020Monday March 9th 2020
Thursday Mai 14th 2020Monday Mai 4th 2020
Thursday July 2nd 2020Monday June 22nd 2020

Subscribe? On the inscription form (PDF) you will find all the information needed. Please send the inscription form to: pedagogie@alliancerotterdam.nlImportant: after registration no reimbursement will be made.

What are the examinations and what do they cost ?

3 compulsory tests (2h10) :
• Reading comprehension (60 minutes)
• Listening comprehension (40 minutes)
• Vocabulary and grammar (30 minutes)
140€ for the compulsory tests
2 optional tests (1h35) :
• Written expression (60 minutes)
• Oral expression (35 minutes)
70€ per optional test

TEFAQ – FRench Evaluation Test Adapted for QUÉBEC

The TEFAQ is a version of the TEF, revisited by the Ministry of immigration and cultural communities (MICC) of Québec, to request immigration officially. Obtained TEFAQ results are valid for one year.

2 compulsory tests (55 minutes):
• Listening comprehension (40 minutes)
• Oral expression (15 minutes)
140€ for the two compulsory tests
2 optional tests (2h):
• Written expression (60 minutes)
• Reading comprehension (60 minutes)
70€ per optional test


The Canadian TEF concerns persons who are going to immigrate to  Federal Canada or Quebec, in order to access the Canadian citizenship.

The Canadian TEF will give a valid certificate over two years to the candidate.

Four sectionsPrices
• Listening comprehension (40 minutes)
• Written comprehension (60 minutes)
• Oral Expression (15 minutes)
• Written expression (60 minutes)
280€ for four sections


Manual for the candidates of TEF  (PDF)

Manual for the candidates of TEFAQ (PDF)

The levels of TEF (PDF)

To prepare for the TEF and see some examples of tests, click here.