TCF Exam Annecy

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 four compulsory tests:
  • A collective oral comprehension test (29 questions in the form of multiple-choice questions). This test lasts 25 minutes.
  • A collective written comprehension test (29 questions in the form of multiple-choice questions). This test lasts 45 minutes.
  • An individual written expression test (3 texts to be produced). This test lasts 30 minutes.
  • An individual oral expression test (3 tasks). This test lasts 10 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 15 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 30 minutes.
  • An individual oral expression test (3 tasks). This test lasts 10 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.

2021 CALENDAR AND PRICE LIST 

Information (2nd November 2020) : exams TCF can take place unless the government imposes new rules in the meantime.

 

In 2021 the events will be organised according to the following schedule:

Month Exams Exam Date Registration Deadline*
March TCF ANF Thursday, March 18  Before Friday, February 19
March TCF CRF et TP Friday, March 19 Before Friday, February 19
April… TCF Date to come Date to come

*Note: there is a limited number of places per session, registration will be subject to availability.

Prices for 2021:

TCF FOR NATIONALITY  ANF
Group test + individual test   140 euros  

 

TCF FOR RESIDENCE CARD CRF
Group test + individual test   140 euros  

TCF GENERAL PUBLIC  TP
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 (Exams TCF can take place unless the government imposes new rules in the meantime).
  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, address : 14 avenue du Rhône, 74000 Annecy.
  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, 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. Also, if you prefer, you may come by the school to do the registration.
  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