TEF Canada Sample test and preparation


TEF Canada Sample test and preparation

We have been exploring the DELF exams in our blog for the past few weeks and providing you with guides. On this occasion, we will talk about the TEF Canada exam, an international certification for French language skills that is often used for immigration purposes.

What is the TEF Canada test?

The TEF Canada test is a French-language skills test that is used for people interested in immigrating to Canada, for working or study permits, permanent residency applications, and/or Canadian citizenship applications.

Depending on the type of application, they evaluate how well you master oral and written French.

Before scheduling an exam, it is important that you make sure that the school is an official immigration test center, such as Alliance Francaise Vancouver.

In this article, we will be going over the parts of the TEF Canada exam and provide you with some TEF Canada test questions and answers for getting familiar with the type of exercises and getting acquainted with the exam.

    TEF Canada test parts

     If you are applying for Canadian immigration (work permit, study visa or other), these are the types of evaluations that will be present in the exam:

    • Oral comprehension: 40 min – 60 questions
    • Written comprehension: 60 min – 50 questions
    • Oral expression: 15 min – 2 topics to cover
    • Written expression: 60 min – 2 topics to cover

    If you are applying for the Canadian citizenship, then you will only need to pass the following examinations:

    • Oral comprehension: 40 min – 60 questions
    • Oral expression: 15 min – 2 topics to cover

    All tests must be completed on the same day for your certificate to be recognized by Canadian authorities.

    You can find a detailed explanation of each section of the test on our article TEF Canada, the French test you should take to immigrate to Canada.

    Are you looking for a TEF Canada sample practice test? Download our guide with the type of questions and answers you might find on the exam.
    If you want to prepare thoroughly, take advantage of the online preparation course called the MyPrep test. If you schedule your TEF Canada exam with us, you can include it in one of our bundle packages.

    TEF Canada evaluation  

    The evaluation is done considering a scale of 7 levels, from level 0 (most basic skills) to level 6 (good skills).

    This scale refers to the 6 levels (A1 to C2) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe and the 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) .

    • The written comprehension, oral comprehension and vocabulary and syntax tests are in the form of multiple-choice questionnaires.
    • The written expression test consists in writing two texts related to your every day life. It is evaluated by two independent, trained, and experienced proofreaders.
    • The oral expression test consists of two role-plays corresponding to real-life situations. It is evaluated by two independent examiners: the test facilitator and a second evaluator who is based on the recording of the test. These evaluators must be certified to apply and evaluate TEF exams.

    TEF Canada results 

    Your results will be sent to you within about 2 to 4 weeks from the date of receipt of the session materials. Each statement is detailed and personalised (with your photograph and signature).

    Your statement will tell you the number of points you obtained, the level achieved, and the description of your skills in general French.

    The results are valid for two years. You can retake the test as many times as you wish allowing for a one-month waiting period between each examination.

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