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TEF - Test d'Evaluation de Français

Contact Carolyn Simmons at 505-872-9288 for details and to register.

In 2006, the Alliance Française d'Albuquerque was named an official testing center for the Test d'évaluation de français of the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris. This test is an internationally recognized assessment of non-francophone speakers' oral and written French. It may be required for certain applications for study or work in France; however, it can be taken by students simply wishing to have an accurate assessment of their level in French. For the purposes of emigration to Canada, it is recommended that candidates take the new (e-)TEF Canada, or, for Québec, (e-)TEFaQ, which we also offer.

The TEF consists of three compulsory exams ("compréhension écrite, compréhension orale, lexique et structure") and two optional exams ("expression écrite & expression orale"). It may be taken more than once. Afterwards, students receive an "attestation de résultats," good for one year from the date of the test.

The e-TEFaQ consists of two parts, which must be taken together. There is the test of "compréhension orale" (60 multiple choice questions to be answered within 40 minutes) and the test of "expression orale", 2 separate role play/dialogues which take 35 minutes, including preparation time.

The e-TEF Canada is a 3-hour exam which has four sections: "compréhension orale, compréhension écrite, expression orale & expression écrite."

The e-TEF pour la naturalisation is made up of two tests: Compréhension orale (40 minutes multiple choice questions) and Expression orale (15 minutes of interviews).

Please note that while these electronic tests offer the advantage of calculating a test score almost immediately; it still can take up to 4 weeks to receive the official certificate from the CCIP.

If you are interested in more information, or would like to register for one of these exams, please contact Carolyn Simmons at least 4 weeks before you wish to take the exam. Dates for the exams are flexible, so please inquire.

Students must register and send their payment for the exam to the Alliance Française d'Albuquerque 18 days before the date of the exam. Payment cannot be refunded if the student is absent on the day of the exam.

The payment schedule below is for one (1) person. If there are two or more candidates, fees will decrease slightly.

e-TEF Payment Information

e-TEF $350
Compulsory sections: $230
Optional sections:
  written expression $110
  oral expression $110


e-TEF Canada Payment Information

e-TEF Canada $350


e-TEFaQ Payment Information

e-TEFaQ $350


e-TEF pour la Naturalisation

e-TEF pour la Naturalisation $200