Test of French knowledge in Annecy
The TCF candidates we welcome need to validate their level of French for professional or academic reasons with the TCF TP (study project in a French-speaking institution, job search…) or officially with the TCF IRN (study project in a French-speaking establishment, job search…) or official with the TCF IRN (procedures for obtaining French nationality, or residency permit…)
The various TCFs are French language tests issued by FEI (France Education International), a public institution of the French Ministry of Education.
INFORMATION TO PASS THIS FRENCH EXAMINATION in Annecy
No diploma or preparation is required to register for the TCF.
If necessary, and to justify your steps, the IFALPES Annecy school can provide you with:
• a certificate of registration, once payment has
been confirmed, and/or
• a certificate of attendance, on request, after
The exam topics are provided by the France Education International exam management centre, and it is also FEI that takes care of their correction. It is therefore necessary to wait between 3 and 4 weeks to receive the results after the award.
The certificates are valid for your procedures for 2 years.
If you do not obtain the expected result, you will have to wait at least 30 days before you can take the exam again.
⚠️If you have difficulty reading and writing in French, we invite you to contact us
Please note: we administer the exam on paper, not on a computer. For an exam centre with computer-based exams, we invite you to consult the official FEI website or visit schools in our KLF group that are accredited for these exams.
Using vocational training to take the TCF exam
IFALPES is an accredited language training centre.
You can use your rights (CPF, OPCO, POLE EMPLOI, etc.) to finance preparatory courses and the TCF exam.
Increase your chances of success by taking preparatory courses.
92% of people who have taken an exam preparation course are satisfied with their course at our training centre.
97% of candidates who have taken our 2-hour preparation course or private lessons have achieved at least an A2 level.
TCF TOUT PUBLIC in Annecy with IFALPES
The Public TCF (TCF TP) allows you to undertake or continue your higher education in France, if you are 16 years old and French is not your mother tongue. You can also take the TCF TP if you need to prove your level of French in a personal or professional context.
Thanks to this test, you will know precisely your level of French according to the CEFR (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2) both orally and in writing.
PUBLIC TCF EXAMS
IFALPES administers the TCF TP on paper. For the compulsory tests, the candidate must answer a MCQ (multiple-choice questionnaire) of 76 questions, orally and in writing. This MCQ covers: oral comprehension, mastery of language structures and written comprehension.
Listening comprehension: Group test: 29 MCQs – 25 minutes
Mastery of language structures: Group test: 18 MCQs – 15 minutes
Written comprehension: Group test: 29 MCQs – 45 minutes
the TCF TP also offers 2 complementary and optional tests : written expression and oral expression.
Written expression : Collective test: 3 tasks – 60 minutes
Speaking : Individual test (with an examiner): 3 tasks – 15 minutes
If you need to take only 1 or 2 optional tests, please contact us directly: [email protected]
TCF CANADA & QUEBEC in Annecy with IFALPES
The TCF Canada, also known as the ‘Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada’ (French knowledge test for Canada), is a test of French as part of the economic immigration process or application for Canadian citizenship. Candidates participating in these programs must prove their level of French proficiency by including a level certificate from TCF Canada in their file.
TCF Canada is a test accredited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Since the end of January 2022, TCF Canada has also been recognised by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) for immigration applications in the province of Québec.
THE TCF CANADA TESTS
The TCF Canada is composed of 4 tests according to the choice of the candidates. The TCF Canada assesses general French language skills in the areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing.
- Listening comprehension : Group test: 39 MCQs – 35 minutes
- Written comprehension : Group test : 39 MCQs – 60 minutes
- Written expression : Group test : 3 exercises – 60 minutes
- Speaking : Individual test face to face with an examiner : 3 exercises – 12 minutes
TCF QUEBEC in Annecy with IFALPES
The TCF Québec, also known as the ‘Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec’ (French knowledge test for Quebec), is a French language test that assesses language skills according to the standards set by the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) of Quebec. It is required to set up an immigration file for Quebec and can be presented at the Quebec immigration office or at the General Delegation of Québec.
Applicants can attest to their level of French by attaching a TCF Québec certificate to their immigration file.
THE TCF QUEBEC TEST
The TCF for Quebec can be composed of 1 to 4 tests depending on the choice of the candidates. The TCF Québec assesses general French language skills in the areas of oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral production and written production.
- Listening comprehension: Group test : 39 MCQs – 35 minutes
- Written comprehension: Group test : 39 MCQs – 60 minutes
- Written expression: Group test : 3 exercises – 60 minutes
- Oral expression: Individual test face to face with an examiner : 3 exercises – 12 minutes.