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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 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 TEFaQ is a specific version of the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) which has been elaborated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France (CCI Paris Ile-de-France) based on the request of the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Québec (MICC) to assess French language competency in those wishing to emigrate to Québec.

The TEFaQ (Compulsory) is composed of a listening comprehension module and an oral expression module. You must take both to complete your test.

• Listening Comprehension (60 items – 40 minutes)
• Oral Expression (35 minutes)

As of 2013, principal candidates have a choice of taking either the TEFaQ (Compulsory) or adding the TEF Reading Comprehension and/or Written Expression to fulfill MICC requirements. The TEF reading and writing modules are optional in this context and if not completed will not affect the rest of the TEFAQ score. If both oral and written sets of modules are completed, separate attestations will be delivered for each.

Candidate spouses must take the TEFaQ Compulsory section.

All candidates must achieve a minimum overall evaluated level of B2.

Points for evaluated level  

Test module

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

C2

Listening comprehension (30 questions – 25-30 minutes) 

0

0

0

5

6

7

Oral expression (6 questions – 15 minutes with an evaluator)

0

0

0

5

6

7

Reading comprehension (30 questions – 45 minutes)

0

0

0

1

1

1

Written expression (6 questions – 1 hour 45 minutes)

0

0

0

1

1

1

Total    

0

0

0

12

14

16

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

More Info: francais.cci-paris-idf.fr/tefaq-et-e-tefaq/

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When is the next session?

Exam Dates Registration Deadlines
Friday, November 14, 2014* Monday, October 13, 2014
Friday, March 20, 2015* Monday, February 23, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015* Monday, April 20, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015* Monday, August 17, 2015

*Computer-based session for less than 10 candidates

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How is 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)?

Your grades will be sent to you via email within two weeks of the test date.

We will email you again 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
- two 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
Fax: 212 527 2678
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.francais.cci-paris-idf.fr/outils-de-preparation-au-tef/

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