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TEFAQ
Test d’Évaluation de Français pour l’accès au Québec

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- What is the TEF for Québec (TEFAQ)?
- When is the next session?
- How is the TEFAQ graded?
- When and how can I get the results and certificate(s)?
- How much does it cost?
- How do I register? Who do I contact for additional info?
- How do I get familiarized with this test? 

What is the TEF for Québec (TEFAQ)?

The French Evaluation Test for access to Quebec (TEFAQ) is a general French test that aims to measure the level of knowledge and skills in French reading and listening as well as speaking and writing.

It is the version of the TEF recognized by the Immigration Department of Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) of Quebec and is essential to perform an official immigration application.

What are the tests?

Besides the compulsory oral tests, candidates may choose to be assessed on their mastery of written French with two tests of comprehension and written expression. Points earned during the optional written tests are therefore a bonus. They can increase the points already obtained by the candidates in oral.

Oral tests:

  • Listening Comprehension 40 min - 60 questions - 360 points
  • Oral Expression 15 min - 2 issues to deal with - 450 points

Written tests (optional):

  • Written Expression 60 min - 2 issues to deal with - 450 points
  • Reading Comprehension 15 min - 2 issues to deal with - 450 points

The TEFAQ saves points for the immigration process in Quebec on ​​the following scale:

Principal applicant
Maximum 16 points

A1 à B1

B2

C1

C2

Listening Comprehension

40 min

0 point

5 points

6 points

7 points

Oral Expression

15 min

0 point

5 points

6 points

7 points

Reading Comprehension

1hour

0 point

1 point

Written Expression

1hour

0 point

1 point

 

Spouse of principal applicant
Maximum 6 points

A1 à B1

B2

C1

C2

Listening Comprehension

40 mn

0 point

2 points

3 points

3 points

Oral Expression

15 mn

0 point

2 points

3 points

3 points

Download a candidate handbook:
TEFAQ (paper exam version)
e-TEFAQ (computer exam version)

More Info: http://www.centredelanguefrancaise.paris/tests-diplomes/test-evaluation-francais-tef/tef-quebec-tefaq/

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When is the next session?

Exam Dates

Registration Deadlines

Friday, February 24, 2017*

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017*

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017*

Friday, August 25, 2017

*Computer-based session for less than 10 candidates

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How is the TEFAQ graded?

As for the TEF, the TEFAQ scores are ranked on 6 levels, ranging from 0+ level (basic skills) to level 6 (master skills) as per the scale of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France (CCI Paris Ile-de-France) and from A1 level to C2 level, as defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of References for Languages). TEF and TEFAQ score results are reliable measurements of language proficiency. An official certificate which is valid for one year is awarded.


Correspondance niveaux CCIP/CECRL

CCIP

0+

1

2

3

4

5

6

CECRL

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

C2

How is each level defined?
CECRL: http://www.fiaf.org/frenchclasses/cef-frenchlevels.shtml

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When and how can I get the results and certificate(s)?

We will email you when we receive your certificate, and you will be able to either pick it up at the FIAF Language Center or request for it to be mailed to you. Please allow for 2-4 weeks from the test date for us to receive your certificate.

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How much does it cost?

Exam fee is not refundable once registered


 

FIAF members

Non-members

Compulsory Listening Comprehension and Oral Expression

$200

$215

Optional Reading Comprehension

$65

$70

Optional Written Expression

$70

$85

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How do I register? Contact Info:

Please download the following two files to register:

  Registration

  Payment

For emigration purposes, you must submit the following either in person or via mail:
- an original signed registration form
- one photo (click here for instructions)
- a copy of your passport or ID Card (on paper)

Any incomplete applications will be rejected.

You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard & American Express) in person or over the telephone, or by check or money order (to FIAF).

Exam fee is not refundable once registered.

Mail: Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi, FIAF, 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
E-mail: vsiraisi@fiaf.org

Exam participation can only be transferred to the next session in case of sickness. A doctor’s note (not via email) must be mailed within the next three days of the test.

FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session if the number of candidates does not exceed 10 candidates. All registrations will be moved to the next session. FIAF reserves the right to cancel a session for weather inclement reasons. All registrations will be moved to the next session.

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How do I get familiarized with this test?

Sample Tests: http://www.centredelanguefrancaise.paris/outils-preparation-tef/

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Contact Info
Voahangy Siraisi
Exam Coordinator
vsiraisi@fiaf.org
646 388 6691

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