TEF Montreal Testing Center


The TEF is an official French language test used to determine a person’s level of knowledge and proficiency in the language. This is the official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris' proficiency test often used for university entrance purposes.

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

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



The TEF, used to assess your oral and written competencies in French, also includes a module for "Lexique et Structure".
It consists of the following three modules.


The three parts of the "QCM" portion of the test must be taken as a whole and is based on multiple choice questions.

Grades are given for each part.

Compréhension écrite: 60 min / 50 questions Compréhension orale: 40 min / 60 questions Lexique et structure: 30 min / 40 questions

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 in an informal conversation.

Expression Écrite

The written expression portion of the test has 2 sections with an alloted time of 60 minutes.

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

Section B: Express your point of view on a sentence taken from a newspaper and use aurguments 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 30-day wait period between two test dates. If this 30-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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