Test d’Évaluation de Français Canada - Official Test Center


The Test d’Évaluation de Français Canada is a general French test, which measures the level of knowledge and competencies in French oral comprehension and expression, and, written comprehension and expression.

The official TEF Canada attestation shows the distribution of scores for each module taken along with detailed comments for the different competencies and is recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

It is the candidate's responsibility to select all modules that are required.



The TEF Canada, used to assess your oral and written competencies in French, consists of the following 4 modules below.

Those applying for Citizenship require both the Compréhension Oral and the Expression Orale at a B1 (Intermediate) level.
Applications for Permanent Residency through Canada require all four modules of the exam.

Compréhension Orale


CO reflects real-life situations: conversations, extracts from radio programs, public announcements, etc.

There are 60 multiple choice questions - 40 minutes

Computer-based, candidates have individual headsets.

Expression Orale


EO is evaluated through a role-play that demonstrates the know-how and expertise in real-life situations.

Section A: gather information, ask questions

Section B: present a document, assess, compare and convince your friend

Compréhension Écrite


CE is composed of 4 sections 50 questions

Timed at 50 minutes

A: who, what, where, when, why
B: understand details
C: understand the logic 
D: understand the general meaning of the text

Expression Écrite


This part of the exam has a 60-minute time limit.

Section A: Read the beginning of a press article and continue the article.

Section B: Express your point of view and use arguments to defend it.


Registration is possible on-line or at our office location.
A valid copy of your passport or permanent resident card is required.
For on-line registrations, please send a copy by email to info@point3.com
Places are limited and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.

  • Please verify your choice of modules before registering as all fees are non-refundable.
  • No changes will be permitted.
  • Candidates must respect a two-month wait period between two test dates. If this 60-day period is not respected, the test fees will be lost as there are no refunds nor changes possible.

Exam Preparation

In order to be ready for the exam, carefully read the Candidate's Manual.
Gain confidence by registering for one of our preparation courses - click here - 
You can also try some of our Compréhension Orale exercises at http://www.tefprep.com

On Exam Day

You must:
no other ID is accepted)
ARRIVE a minimum of 15 minutes before the scheduled exam time
or you will not be permitted to take the test and there will be no refunds possible.
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