TCF Exam Annecy

TCF EXAM 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 FEI, 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 (1st April 2021): 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:

MonthExam TypeExam DateRegistration Deadline*
JulyTCF ANFThursday, July 22 (FULL)Before Friday, June 20
JulyTCF CRF and TPFriday, July 23 (FULL)Before Wednesday, June 23
AugustTCF ANFThursday, August 26 (FULL)Before Monday, July 26
AugustTCF CRF and TPFriday, August 27Before Monday, July 26
SeptemberTCF CRF and TPTuesday, September 21Before Tuesday, August 24
SeptemberTCF ANFThursday, September 23Before Tuesday, August 24
OctoberTCF CRF and TPTuesday, October 26Before Tuesday, September 28
OctoberTCF ANFThursday, October 28Before Tuesday, September 28
NovemberInfo to come
*Note: there is a limited number of places per session, registration will be subject to availability.

Prices for 2021

ExamPrice
TCF FOR NATIONALITY  ANF
Group test + individual test  140€
ExamPrice
TCF FOR RESIDENCE CARD CRF
Group test + individual test  140€
ExamPrice
TCF GENERAL PUBLIC TP
Compulsory test (oral and written comprehension + language structure)80€
Additional written expression test   40€
Additional oral expression test40€

 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, 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 to plan a full day for the tests.
  5. Three weeks after the examination, you will receive your certificate by post at your home.  (With the health crisis, the examination centre in Paris has to comply with new protocols when they receive examinations. It may take longer to get the results. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.)

NEW for Candidates registered for TCF ‘Nationality’ and ‘Carte de Residence’:

IFALPES now proposes to formulas to help you best prepare for the test.

Formula 1: Face to face training in TCF nationality examination techniques (presentation of the tests, explanation of the instructions, examination situations, etc.) which will take place at IFALPES in the week before the test.

Formula 2: Access via our e-learning platform to a specific TCF nationality preparation module + 1 month’s access to French language activities to improve your level of general French.

The idea is to help and assist in the success of the TCF test !

You can now use your CPF account to pay for the exam and it’s preparation, for more information click here !