Test d'évaluation de français (TEF)

Created in 1998 by the Paris Ile-de-France CCI, the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

Why take the TEF?

The TEF provides confirmation of one’s level of competency in French in any professional, academic or mobility-related context, and in particular for:

What are the tests?

The TEF consists of 5 tests:

  • Oral comprehension (CO) 40 min
  • Written comprehension (CE) 60 min
  • Oral Expression (EO) 15 min
  • Written Expression (EE) 60 min
  • Vocabulary and syntax (LS) 30 min

According to your goals and the formalities you need to complete, you can choose the TEF version that includes the tests you require.

For certain versions of the TEF, the tests must be completed at a single session.

The tests are evaluated on a scale with 7 levels, from level 0 (most basic competencies) to level 6 (complete fluency).

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

How to register ?

How to register ?

The exam costs R4400 for all TEF exams in Pretoria.

You will pick a date on the registration form below. Candidates are advised to register at least 10 days before the exam date.

To validate your registration you will have to send the completed and signed form and the proof of payment, otherwise we will not validate your registration. You will receive an answer within 7 days, indicating the hours of handover, with the official convocation sent 48 hours before the exam.  

The exam takes around 4 hours, either in the morning or in the early afternoon.

Once the exam is over, you will receive the results within +/- 3 weeks.

Candidates are reminded of the importance of preparing for this test. For a free preparation, tutorials, etc. you can visit the CCI website, which is available from the following link: Click Here. You can also take private lessons from our institution, as we offer private classes tailored to your needs.

Should you have any other questions, contact: courses@pta.alliance.org.za.

Please fill in the registration form: