Founded as a Cambridge English Exams centre in 1989 in Winterthur, Swiss Exams has over the years not only developed to the leading Cambridge English Exams centre in the country but also to an organisation which provides exam management services to over 800 schools and organisations in Switzerland.
The results of the TCF Tout Public - Test de connaissance du français ensure that candidates are reliably positioned on the Council of Europe's six-level scale (from A1 to C2).
The results are sent to the test centre within 15 days (excluding weekends and public holidays) of the test papers being received by France Éducation International.
Computerised TCF: Candidates receive a provisional record of the results at the end of the test.
What does the certificate look like?
Each candidate receives a certificate.
This certificate shows:
the test centre name and session date;
the first and last names of the candidate;
the candidate code;
information related to: date of birth, nationality, country of birth and native language(s);
the test results: overall score and level;
results categorised by ability, score and level;
potentially, the marks obtained in the optional examinations (marked out of 20 points).
On the back, you will find a grid of the levels and key for the scores: a detailed grid for ability and an overall grid. The levels are indicated in terms of ability ("this person is able to... ") so that the end-users for this certification (academic bodies or employers) can recognise that the certificate holder is able to understand or express themselves in French.
TCF Tout Public - Your way to the Fide Sprachenpass (Swiss Language Passport)
The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) maintains a list of recognised language certificates. TCF Tout Public is recognised by Fide! It serves as proof for naturalisation, residence permit (B) and settlement permit (C). The language passport can be applied for TCF (only with Épreuves complémentaires) at thefide office (costs CHF 20.-). The easiest way to get a fide Sprachenpass in Switzerland!