Test for French naturalization


The Test d’Évaluation de Français Naturalisation is a general French test which measures the level of knowledge and competencies in French oral and written comprehension and expression. The TEF Naturalisation is recognized by le Ministère de l’interieur of France for the purpose of French naturalization.

The four modules MUST be taken on the same day.

** Note: This test is not used for Quebec or Canada immigration purposes.

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


This exam evaluates both the oral expression and oral comprehension only and the test is taken as a whole.

Compréhension Orale


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

There are 35 multiple choice questions - 25 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. 10 minutes.

One section only: present a document, assess, compare and convince your friend

Compréhension Écrite


CE is composed of 4 sections 35 questions

Timed at 45 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 30-minute time limit and is computer-based.

One subject: 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 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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