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TEF Canada | Tefaq

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At BLI, we have offered French as a second language courses for over 40 years. BLI is also an official test center for TEF Canada and TEFAQ exams.

In this page, you will find everything you need to know about TEF/TEFAQ exams. 

Test d’Évaluation de Français pour l’accès au Québec

Le Test d’Évaluation de Français pour l’accès au Québec (TEFAQ) is a general French test which aims to measure the candidate’s level of knowledge and ability in the French language.

The TEFAQ test is recognized by the Quebec Ministry for Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) and it is essential for an official immigration application.

 

The official TEFAQ attestation shows the distribution of scores for each module taken along with detailed comments for the different competencies.

 

It is your responsibility to check with IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) or MIDI (Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion) which modules you need to take.

 

The TEFAQ is used mainly for Quebec immigration purposes requiring a B2 level (upper intermediate).

 

The TEFAQ, used to assess your oral and written competencies in French, consists of 4 modules.

 

All modules should be taken the same day.

You must read the registration conditions before registering. By completing the registration form, and making the payment, you accept these conditions.

 

Steps

 

Complete the online registration form and make the payment.

 

All registrations are processed online.

 

  • Please check your choice of modules before registering as no fees are refundable.
  • No changes will be allowed.
  • Candidates must respect a one-month waiting period between exam dates. If this 30-day waiting period is not respected, the examination fee will be forfeited as there will be no refunds or changes.

 

After your registration

 

We will send you a confirmation letter by email. It is important to arrive at the centre 15 minutes before the time indicated in your letter. No late arrivals will be accepted.

 

The day of the exam

 

Please present yourself to the address/addresses indicated in your confirmation letter:

 

On the day of the exam, you must bring the following documents with you:

 

  • The conformation letter of invitation sent by the centre
  • A valid passport (or ID with picture and signature)

 

Please note that there may be waiting times on the day of the exam. Plan to spend a full day at the centre, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, if necessary.

 

After the exam

 

You can expect your results within 4 to 6 weeks after the exam.

BLI TEFAQ preparation course is focused on helping you develop the skills you need to succeed on the oral and listening modules of the test. You will work intensively on French language fluency and accuracy, expand your vocabulary and develop your listening skills.

The TEFAQ assigns points for the immigration process in Quebec on ​​the following scale:

Principal Applicant

Maximum 16 pointsA1, A2, B1B2C1C2
Listening Comprehension40 min0 point5 points6 points7 points
Oral Expression15 min0 point5 points6 points7 points
Reading Comprehension1hour0 point1 point
Written Expression1hour0 point1 point

 

Spouse of Principal Applicant

Maximum 6 pointsA1, A2, B1B2C1C2
Listening Comprehension40 min0 point2 points3 points3 points
Oral Expression15 min0 point2 points3 points3 points
 
Test d’Évaluation de Français adapté au CANADA

The Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF) Canada is a general French test that determines the level of knowledge and skills in the oral and written understanding and expression of French.

 

The official TEF Canada certificate indicates the distribution of scores for each module taken along with detailed comments on the different skills and is recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

 

TEF Canada consists of 4 modules.

All modules should be taken the same day.

 

If you are applying for citizenship, you will need both oral comprehension and oral expression at a B2 (intermediate) level.

 

If you are applying for permanent residence in Canada, all four modules of the exam are required.

You must read the registration conditions before registering. By completing the registration form, and making the payment, you accept these conditions.

 

Steps

 

Complete the online registration form and make the payment.

 

All registrations are processed online

 

  • Please check your choice of modules before registering as no fees are refundable.
  • No changes will be allowed.
  • Candidates must respect a one-month waiting period between exam dates. If this 30-day waiting period is not respected, the examination fee will be forfeited as there will be no refunds or changes.

 

After your registration

 

We will send you a confirmation letter by email. It is important to arrive at the centre 15 minutes before the time indicated in your letter. No late arrivals will be accepted.

 

The day of the exam

 

Please present yourself to the address/addresses indicated in your confirmation letter:

 

On the day of the exam, you must bring the following documents with you:

 

  • The conformation letter of invitation sent by the centre
  • A valid passport (or ID with picture and signature)

 

Please note that there may be waiting times on the day of the exam. Plan to spend a full day at the centre, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, if necessary.

 

After the exam

 

You can expect your results within 4 to 6 weeks after the exam.

 

Under no circumstances can BLI Canada be held responsible if you register for the wrong exam.

The candidate is responsible for selecting all the modules required.

BLI TEF preparation course is focused on helping you develop the skills you need to succeed on the test.

 

You will work intensively on French language fluency and accuracy, expand your vocabulary and develop your listening skills.

The test evaluates the French skills of the candidate using a scale of 7 levels that range from 0+ level (basic skills) to level 6 (complete control).

This scale corresponds to:
• 6 skill levels A1 to C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages (CECR) of the Council of Europe
• 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks (NCLC – Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens).

Correspondance Niveaux TEF/CECR/NCLC

TEF

 

0+123456

CECR

 

A1A2B1B2C1C2

NCLC

 

0123456789101112

Modules description and pricing

Compréhension
Orale

Duration: 40 minutes
$ 145
  • 4 sections | 60 questions
  • A. Understand dialogs
  • B. Understand short messages
  • C. Understand interviews
  • D. Recognize sounds

Expression
Orale

Duration: 15 minutes
$ 145
  • 2 sections
  • A. Gather information and ask questions
  • B. Convince your evaluator about a topic

Compréhension
Écrite

Duration: 60 minutes
$ 65
  • 4 sections | 50 Questions
  • A. Recognize and understand the main elements of a simple text
  • B. Understand details of press articles
  • C. Understand the composition and structure of a text
  • D. Understand the general idea of a sentence

Expression
Écrite

Duration: 60 minutes
$ 65
  • 2 sections
  • A. Read the beginning of a press article and continue it.
  • B. Express your point of view and use arguments to defend it
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