congratulation my friend,thats great, how many point do you think you would have secured for immigration file. I am suppose to take my exam on 02Feb, eventhough i know the pattern of the exam but i am little scared as my level of french is not very good. can you please advise me what questions they asked you in your comprehsnsion oral in which you got 4 out of 6. I have also registered for TEFAQ, i would appreciate any guidance from you , have you studies from a book? for how long you have been learning french? do you know french previously?
do you mean that the preparation course will not help but just to let know howwill the exam be? ifthis is case then you are right.
As for the immigration file points, I am not sure but I think the intermediate level I got in French should be ok. I think I will only know if they call me for an interview.
You don't need to be very good in French as this depends on the rest of the qualifications you have. I think the points distributions is described in details on this website (Canadavisa.com).
As for the questions they asked me in the expressions oral (in which I got level 4), as know there are two questions, and two interviewers. For each question, you will choose one of two choices without knowing what is on the paper. For me, the first one was that you have read an ad of a gym on a newspaper and you would like to get more information about that gym. You have a phone number to call and ask about ten questions. The interviewer will take the role of the person who will be answering you on the phone. It was not that difficult because the interviewer will be doing most of the talking.
The other question was about a friend of yours who is looking for a job and you read in a newspaper about a company that wants private teachers to give private classes in student's houses. So you role here is to convince this friend to take that job. The interviewer of course will play the role of the friend.
I have only been studying french for almost a year but with many interruptions. I studied it alone and sometimes with a tutor. I took one course at the CCF too. I don't think you should worry much about it. My only problem was in the comprehension oral because when they give you four choices, you sometimes get lost. The bad thing about the exam is that when you choose a wrong answer you lose one point so you'd better choose "Je ne sais pas" in this case. That's why I did not do well in the comprehension part.
As for the preparation course, I don't exactly what it is about but I think it is not going to be focusing on any French. It is going to be mainly about the atmosphere of the exam and the they type of questions you will have. When I read the manuel du candidat, it was more than enough because the questions in the real exam were very similar.
I wish you good luck in your coming exam. Just prepare as much as you can, you still have plenty of time.