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The TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French who wish to evaluate and have their level of proficiency certified for personal, professional or academic reasons.
The TCF is designed by the CIEP (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques) and accredited by the French Ministry of Education. The TCF exam is a proof of proficiency in French language that is accepted by:
Each candidate will receive an Attestation (Certificate) indicating his level of knowledge of the French language. The TCF Certificate is valid for 2 years.
The TCF is a multiple-choice test with 80 items that cover:
It also includes 2 optional tests:
The TCF Test grades and ranks candidates at one of the 6 levels of proficiency defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Based on their scores, candidates are placed in one of the levels below.
TCF Comprehension Orale (Listening)
TCF Comprehension Ecrite (Reading)
TCF Expression Orale (Speaking)
TCF Expression Ecrite (Writing)
TCF Structures de la langue (Grammar)