TCF CENTRE

IFALPES is a test centre for the TCF (test de connaissance de Français) for French nationality, the TCF for a residence permit and for the TCF general public. We organize sessions every month.
The TCF candidates we welcome need to validate their level of French for professional or academic reasons (study project in a French-speaking institution, job search…) or personal reasons (steps to obtain French nationality, for the resident permit…)The various TCFs are French tests delivered by the CIEP, a public institution of the French Ministry of National Education.
No diploma or preparation is required to present the TCF.

THE ANF TCF FOR NATIONALITY


The Test de Connaissance du Français pour l’accès à la nationalité française is a language level test in French for people who wish to acquire French nationality.
The test consists of two compulsory tests:
● A collective oral comprehension test (29 questions in the form of multiple-choice questions). This test lasts 25 minutes.
● An individual oral expression test (3 tasks). This test lasts 12 minutes.

THE TCF RESIDENT CARD


The Test de Connaissance du Français pour la carte de résident en France was specifically designed to meet the new provisions introduced by the French Ministry of the Interior setting the level A2 (oral and written comprehension and expression tests) as the level required in French for applicants for a long-term resident card.

The test consists of four compulsory tests:
● A collective oral comprehension test (20 questions in the form of multiple-choice questions). This test lasts 20 minutes.
● A collective written comprehension test (20 questions in the form of multiple-choice questions). This test lasts 20 minutes.
● An individual written expression test (3 texts to be produced). This test lasts 20 minutes.
● An individual oral expression test (3 tasks). This test lasts 12 minutes.

 

TCF GENERAL PUBLIC


The Test de Connaissance du Français for all is intended for anyone who needs, for personal, academic or professional reasons, to assess and validate their mastery of French in a reliable and recognised manner. The TCF was designed to be presented by an audience of older adolescents (from 16 years of age) and adults.
The test consists of one compulsory test and two complementary tests:
● The compulsory collective test of comprehension (oral and written) and language structures (76 questions in the form of multiple-choice questions). This test lasts 1 hour and 25 minutes.
● The additional individual test of written expression (3 texts to be produced). This test lasts 1 hour.
● The individual complementary oral expression test (3 tasks). This test lasts 20 minutes.

 

2019 CALENDAR AND PRICE LIST


In 2019 the events will be organised according to the following schedule:

 

Month Date Deadline for registration
April Thursday April 18 Before  Friday, march 22
May Tuesday  May 21 Before  Friday, april 19
June Thursday June 20 Before Friday,  may 17
July Thursday July 18  Before Friday, june 21
August Thursday August 22  Before Friday, july 19
September Thursday September 19  Before Friday, August 23
October Tuesday October 22  Before Friday, September 20
November Thursday November 21  Before Friday, October 25
December Thursday December 19  Before Friday, November 22

Prices for 2019:

TCF FOR NATIONALITY
Group test + individual test   100 euros  

TCF FOR RESIDENCE CARD
Group test + individual test   140 euros  

TCF GENERAL PUBLIC
Compulsory test (oral and written comprehension + language structure) 80 euros  
Additional written expression test    40 euros  
Additional oral expression test 40 euros  

Registration formalities

To register for the TCF at IFALPES, you must:

  1. Print your registration form.
  2. Send us back by the post your completed registration form accompanied by a cheque made out to IFALPES corresponding to the amount of your registration. We ask you to fill in this form carefully and legibly.
  3. You must indicate on this form the session of your choice. We ask you to respect the registration deadlines. If we receive your form after this deadline, we will contact you immediately to suggest a later date.
    If you wish to pay by credit card or cash, we ask you to come directly to our offices, at 14 avenue du Rhône in Annecy. If you are unable to attend, you can return your completed registration form by e-mail to [email protected]. As soon as we receive your form, we will send you by e-mail a remote payment authorization form to complete.
  4. The week before the exam, you will receive by e-mail a convocation setting the time of the exam. As these schedules vary from one session to the next, we ask participants in employment to plan a full day for the tests.
  5. Three weeks after the examination, you will receive your certificate by post at your home

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