What is TEF/TEFAQ?

TEF (Test d’évaluation du Français)

TEF is the évaluation of French proficiency level of an individual looking to immigrate to Canada/Quebec or France for work and study. The test was curated by the French Language Centre of the CCI Paris Ile-de-France in 1998.

TEF exam has received global recognition by the organizations and universities in Canada, France, and many other Francophone countries. Hence, for any individual aiming to land in Canada or Quebec, taking the TEF or TEFAQ test can add many benefits by adding additional points in your CSR scores as well as the career prospects too.

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TEF Modules and Examination

TEF Canada consists of 4 modules (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) of 2 hours 55 minutes that a candidate must succeed for the immigration to Canada. Below are the formal names of the modules along with their duration and scores:

  • Compréhension écrite (WrittenComprehension): 60 Minutes - 300 Points (50 Questions)
  • Compréhension orale (Oral Comprehension): 40 Minutes - 360 Points (40 Questions)      
  • Expression écrite (Written Expression): 60 Minutes - 450 Points (2 Subjects)
  • Expression Orale (Oral Expression): 15 Minutes - 450 Points (2 Subjects)

Canadian Federal Government - CIC considers the results of these 4 modules for immigration purposes.

The Table below demonstrates the grading system in 6 levels from A1 to C2 based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

Level Score Score Score Score
  Reading Writing Speaking Listening
C2 248-300 416-450 416-450 334-360
C1 233-247 349-415 349-415 280-333
B2 181-232 271-248 271-248 217-279
B1 121-180 181-270 181-270 145-216
A2 69-120 101-180 101-180 82-144
A1 0-68 34-100 34-100 28-81

TEFAQ (Test d'Évaluation de Français Adapté au Québec)

Like TEF, TEFAQ is also a test to evaluate the linguistic knowledge and proficiency in French. The Quebec Ministry for Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) has mandated this test for immigration and citizenship purposes in Quebec.

TEFAQ is majorly required by Quebec/France immigration that demands the B2 level (upper-intermediate). Also, this test is compulsory for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) application.

TEFAQ Modules and Examination

Unlike TEF, TEFAQ consists of only two modules (Listening and Speaking). These modules are designed to examine whether the candidate can live and interact in Quebec/France. Below are the module with duration and subject/section:-

1. Compréhension Orale (Oral Compréhension): 40 Minutes - 60 Questions (4 Sections)
2. Expression Orale (Oral Expression): 15 Minutes - 2 Questions.

Level Points Points
  Listening        Speaking
C2 7 points 7 points
C1 6 points 6 points
B2 5 Points 5 Points
B1 0 Point 0 Point
A2 0 Point 0 Point
A1 0 Point 0 Point
   Note: If a candidate has cleared one of the two sections, he/she can attempt the remaining section another time.  

Which Test to Take? TEF or TEFAQ?

For the candidates who are still confused and wondering about which test to take, we have summarized the whole story in the table below:
Requirements Comprehension Orale Reading comprehension Expression Orale Written expression Glossary and structure
Studying in France
TEF études en France
Immigrating to France
TEF naturalisation
TEF Immigrating to Canada (Federal )
TEFAQ for Quebec      

How ESYLANGCan Help You Preparing TEF/TEFAQ?

Being a new player in the niche, ESYLANG proud to presenting innovative methods and techniques to train its students for TEF/TEFQ.

Time Efficient Approach
We know the value and efforts everyone puts during language learning.  Therefore, our tutors implement a productive approach to help the students reach their targeting level with the utmost perfection in less time.

Advanced Learning Material 
The students do not have to bother about buying extra learning material. ESYLANG provides course content for free in ready to use templates.

Training Based on Recent Test References
We use recent and past TEF and TEFAQ examinations as references to take inspiration and instil the recent trends in our teaching approach.  

Financial Benefits
Our courses are easy on the pocket. At ESYLANG, you do not have to pay top dollar to learn French, as we offer the language learning courses at the most affordable plans.

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