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TCF - French Language Assessment and certification
A fast and reliable way to test your French language level
TCF – Test de connaissance du français
What is TCF?
Do you wish to assess your French language skills for personal, academic or professional reasons?
TCF has been developed by the France Éducation international at the request of the French ministry of education. It is recognised by the French Higher Education authority, university authorities, university language centres in France and abroad, as well as administrative authorities and different institutions responsible for teaching French abroad. The grid for levels and the key for notes are translated into 11 languages and enable users (from both the academic and professional world) to know precisely what a candidate, having passed the TCF, is capable of.
Choose TCF for the following reasons:
personal: this test focuses on French knowledge (oral and written comprehension or expression ), with a view to potential fluency; it is in some ways a linguistic snapshot of the level of French at the time the candidate takes the test;
professional: it provides objective information that a candidate can present to an institution with a view to recruitment or promotion;
academic: it provides, according to international standards, a reliable evaluation of the linguistic abilities that will be taken into account for admission into a higher learning establishment (universities, colleges, art schools, architecture schools, business schools, etc.).
The TCF has been designed for anyone who, for personal, academic or professional reasons, would like to have their French skills assessed and certified reliably. The recognised test TCF has been designed for teenagers (16 years old and upwards) and adults. There are no qualifications required to apply for the TCF.
Those who have particular requirements for taking the test are advised to inform the test centre as soon as possible, so that the necessary arrangements can be made. Centres will do their best to meet the needs of candidates.