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 online only.
A valid copy of your passport, driver's license, or permanent residence card is required at the time of registration.

For registrations, please email the following to info@point3.com :
1. Your registration form
2. A copy of your official ID as stated above

Once we receive your application, we will send you an invoice.

Payment must be made by credit card or Interact within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice in order to reserve your examination date.
For Interac payments please use: etransfer@point3.com and state your invoice number in the message box.

Places are limited and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Please check your choice of modules before registering as no fees are refundable.
  • No changes will be allowed.
  • Candidates must respect a 31-day waiting period between exam dates. If this 31-day waiting period is not respected, the examination fee will be forfeited as there will be no refunds or changes.

Exam Preparation

In order to be ready for the exam, visit : Le français des affaires
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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