The TCF, Test de connaissance du français, is a language test that is used to assess the level of French comprehension and expression skills in people who are not native French speakers.
Applicants are graded at one of six levels, from A1 to C2. This test can be used for Quebec immigration purposes.
About the TCF exam
The TCF consists of three compulsory sections and optional sections:
TCF - Compulsory Sections
|Reading comprehension (Quebec immigration does not consider this score.)||29 questions||45 minutes|
|Use of language structures (Quebec immigration does not consider this score.)||18 questions||15 minutes|
|Listening comprehension||29 questions||25 minutes|
TCF - Supplementary (Optional) Sections
|Spoken expression (interview)||12 minutes|
|Written expression (Quebec immigration does not consider this score.)||60 minutes|
About the TCFQ
The TCFQ, Test de connaissance du franςais pour le Québec, is an examination specially designed for people who want to immigrate to Quebec. While the TCFQ is more targeted to Quebec immigration, applicants may instead choose to take the TCF or any other French language test approved by the Quebec government.
|Listening comprehension||30 questions||30 minutes total|
|Spoken expression||6 questions||15 minutes total|
How the TCF and TCFQ are graded according to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program
|Quebec Skilled Worker points for speaking and listening||0||0||0||5||6||7|
|Quebec Skilled Worker points for reading and writing||0||0||0||1||1||1|
|TCFQ Listening Score||0+ |
|Quebec Skilled Worker Language Points for listening ability||0||0||0||0||5||6||7|
|TCFQ Speaking Score||0+ |
|Quebec Skilled Worker Language Points for speaking ability||0||0||0||0||5||6||7|