French Evaluation Test (TEF) All public (TP)

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    The Alliance Française de Paris is a TEF test center.


    Posez vos questions sur les examens, les jeudis 11 et 18 juillet de 13h à 15h au bureau de la vie étudiante à l'espace convivialité de l'Alliance française de Paris.

    The Test d'Évaluation de Français (TEF) is an international reference test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

    The validity of results is two years.

    The TEF is officially recognized by :

        > the French Ministry of Education,

        > the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation,

        > the French Ministry of the Interior.


    The TEF TP consists of 5 tests:

        > Written comprehension: 60 min – 50 questions

        > Oral comprehension: 40 min – 60 questions

        > Written expression: 60 min – 2 topics

        > Lexicon and structure: 30 min – 40 questions

        > Oral Expression: 15 min - 2 topics

    All tests are computer-based.

    Target audience

    The TEF TP allows any candidate (student, professional, learner of French) to test their level of French from A1 to C2. 

    Officially recognized since 2004 by the French Ministry of Education, the TEF assesses the written and oral French language skills of all foreign students applying for undergraduate studies in France. The TEF also allows students to apply for a residence permit (level A2) or for citizenship (level B1).

    Practical information

    The test is possible regardless of your level of French. The result certificate is dematerialized and will be made available 4 to 6 weeks after the test is taken. It is possible to take the test as many times as you wish, provided that you respect a waiting period of thirty days between two attempts, regardless of the type of TEF.


    Instructions that must be followed during the Covid-19 epidemic

    You will find below the instructions that must be applied in order to have access to the test/examination room:

    • Candidates must wash their hands when entering our premises.

    • Candidates must wash their hands before signing the attendance sheet.

    • It is strongly recommended to wear a mask.

    • Candidates must bring their own pen.

    • Candidates will be required to present their own identity document at the time of identity checks.

    • The use of hand sanitizer is required. Candidates will be asked to use it before the start of the test and before their copy is submitted. 

    If these rules are not respected, it will unfortunately be impossible for us to grant you access to the test room.


    Alliance Française de Paris

    101 Boulevard Raspail

    75006 Paris

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