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DELF vs TEF

Discussion in 'Skilled Worker / Professional Immigration' started by harit79, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Hi
    I just need 1 point(Federal Skilled Immigration).
    Can i take DELF (A1 and A2 level exam) rather then TEF exam?
    DELF exam is valid for immigration purpose?
     
  2. They ask for TEF. If you take something else or use other documentation to prove your French, they will probably give you 2 points for basic French but it's up to their discretion.
     
  3. Hi Leon

    As you said they will probably give me 2 points, thats what i need just 1 point.
    I am planning to learn french for 8 month with DELF ( A1 and A2 level with exam).
    What do u think will it help or not?
    Could you please explain me what is the difference between DELF and TEF?
    Because no-one in my city teach french with TEF.

    Thanks for your kind response
     
  4. TEF is an exam, see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/language-testing.asp

    You can find testing centres on this website: http://www.fda.ccip.fr/tef/centres

    TEF is the only test which immigration can not disagree with. If you get 1 points or more on TEF and send in those results, they have to give you that. If you send some other evidence, they can decide what points they'd like to give you which could be zero or they can ask you to take the TEF.
     
  5. Alliance Francaise mainly takes the TEF exam worldwide. Check your country Alliance Francaise website and I am sure you can get to know all about TEF exam including test dates, Reg. fee, etc.
     
  6. Hi,
    Even i am not sure about this DELF Vs TEF. I agree there is a lot confusion. When i ask AF people in my city, they are surprised as well that DELF is not accepted.

    Also the level of TEF exam is not known, not even to the AF teachers.

    Could somebody guide!!!

    Cheers
    Shahi
     
  7. Hi

    The OP has to take TEF, DELF is not acceptable. Here is the ruling of the Federal Court regarding regarding tests other than TEF http://decisions.fct-cf.gc.ca/en/2009/2009fc1143/2009fc1143.html

    PMM
     
  8. PMM Thank You very much.
    This would really help, can you please tell me the guides available for TEF exam as there is little i can find on the internet.

    Regards,
    Shahi
     
  9. According to this case,he had given document(berlitz language school) for french language which is recognized locally or national level. but delf is recognized internationally. If u see quebec immigration, they consider DELF then how comes cic doesnot consider delf even quebec is a part of canada.
     
  10. Hi

    Because CIC doesn't recognize DELF, if you don't like, complain to CIC, see how far you get.

    PMM
     
  11. In your last post, you had specified some link which u think it is related to DELF. But if you carefully look at the case, that case is not related to delf. Recently i heard from someone that cic do recognize DELF as a supporting document.They dont deny fully..

    coolguy001
     
  12. Hi

    Although in the LINK the court case is regarding the use of Berlitz results, the ruling confirms that CIC has the ability to accept what language test it is feels is appropriate.

    PMM
     
  13. As I said before, TEF is the only test which immigration can not disagree with. If you send some other evidence, they can decide what points they'd like to give you which could be zero or they can ask you to take the TEF. Just because one IO took notice of DELF doesn't mean that they had to and doesn't mean that another IO would have done the same.
     
  14. hi....
    I have done diploma in electrical engg. after 10+2 & have experience of above 4 yrs as an electrician & technician. I score L-8, R-7.5, W-6, S-6 in IELTS & cleared DELF A1, I m of 29yrs & single. Am i elligble to apply my case under fast track visa process for canada.
    Please guide me....
     
  15. Hi,
    i think TEF is the final exam which is acceptable..could anybody tell me the dates is INDIA...specifically AF DELHI dates for TEF..as i tried to call AF Delhi..they dont respond...AF Chandigarh does not conduct it...

    Cheers Shahi..
     

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