The TEF, or Test d'Evaluation 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.
This test can be used for Quebec immigration purposes and is the only French language examination accepted for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
About the TEF
The TEF consists of three compulsory sections and two optional sections:
TEF Compulsory Sections
|Reading comprehension (Quebec immigration does not consider this score.)||50 questions||60 minutes|
|Vocabulary & Sentence Structures(Quebec immigration does not consider this score.)||40 questions||30 minutes|
|Listening comprehension||60 questions||40 minutes|
TEF Optional Sections
|Written expression||This section measure's a candidate's written ability to convey information, use past tenses, and express a point of view with arguments to defend it.(Quebec immigration does not consider this score.)||60 minutes|
|Oral expression||This section consists of two brief interviews with an examiner in which the candidate discusses a point of view on a subject given to them by the examiner.||35 minutes|
About the TEFaQ
The TEFaQ, or Test d'Evaluation du français adapté pour le Québec, is an examination intended for people who need proof of French proficiency specifically for Quebec immigration. While the TEFaQ is more targeted to Quebec immigration, applicants may instead choose to take the TEF or any other French language test approved by the government of Quebec.
The TEF consists of four sections: reading, listening, speaking, writing.
|Oral comprehension (Listening)||60 questions||40 minutes|
|Oral expression||2 topics||35 minutes|
|Spoken expression||15 minutes|
|Written expression||45 minutes|
How the TEF and TEFaQ are graded according to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program
|Quebec Skilled Worker Language Points for listening and speaking||0||0||0||0||5||6||7|
|Quebec Skilled Worker Language Points for reading and writing||0||0||0||0||1||1||1|
TEFaQ Listening Score
|TEFaQ Listening Score||0+|
|Quebec Skilled Worker Language Points for listening ability||0||0||0||0||5||6||7|
TEFaQ Speaking Score
|TEFaQ Speaking Score||0+|
|Quebec Skilled Worker Language Points forspeaking ability||0||0||0||0||5||6||7|
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Where can I register for the TEF/TEFaQ?
Choose the country of your choice to search for the nearest test centres:
TEF/TEFaQ Frequently Asked Questions