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TCF TP

Test de Connaissance du Français Tout Public


TCF Tout Public

The Test de Connaissance du français (TCF Tout Public or TP) is intended to non-native French speakers who wish to assess and certify their level of proficiency in French in a simple and reliable fashion for:

  • Personal purposes: the TCF provides a snapshot of the candidate’s proficiency in written and oral French.
  • Professional purposes: the TCF certificate is a benchmark of the candidate’s language abilities and may be used to enhance job applications.
  • Academic purposes: the TCF is required by postsecondary education institutes for students wishing to apply for the final year in undergraduate or postgraduate programs.

 

TCF Tout Public preparation with privates classes


Following the Ontario guidelines and to keep our community as safe as possible, everyone attending tests and exams at Alliance Française Ottawa will need to be fully vaccinated.

Effective November 1st 2021, candidates will need to show either physical paper copies of their vaccine passport, or a PDF/digital copy of their record showing that 14 days have elapsed since the second vaccine was administered. Photo ID will also be required.

Candidates without proof of vaccination will not be allowed in the examination room.

 

What does the test include

The TCF is available in camputer-based version.

No prior qualification is required to sit the exam. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.

Candidates may take the test several times, allowing a minimum of 1 (one) month between two exam sessions.

The TCF TP evaluate the French skills on a scale with six levels (from A1 to C2) established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

The TCF TP is composed of three compulsory modules:

  • Listening: 25 min – 29 questions
  • Language structures: 15 min – 18 items
  • Reading: 45 min – 29 questions

Two optional modules:

  • Writing: 60 min – 3 topics
  • Speaking: 12 min – 3 topics

An official certificate of results will be delivered to each candidate from 4 to 8 weeks after the test. For each module, the certificate will show the score obtained. The results are valid for two years.

For further information, please visit France Éducation international website.


Calendar

Registrations for the TCF Tout Public are open.

TCF Tout Public

No available dates ? Please visit regularly our website for the upcoming dates. No dates will be communicated by email or phone.

Registration fees

TCF Tout Public

3 compulsory tests :

Reading + Listening + language structures

Writing Speaking
$ 147 $ 89 $ 114

IMPORTANT

  • A non-refundable $75 fee will be charged in the event of cancellation or rescheduling before the registration deadline.
  • No refund or change of test date will be accepted if received after the registration deadline.
  • In case a candidate is not allowed to enter the exam room (for example a candidate without passport), fees will not be refunded and a new application will be required after one (1) month.
  • Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.
  • No refund or credit will be granted under any circumstances past the aforementioned deadlines, unless Alliance Française has to cancel a session of tests, in which case an alternative exam date will be offered, or a full refund will be granted.
  • An official notification including the tests schedule and a candidate guide will be sent by email to the candidate approximately 5 days before the test.
  • On the day of the exam, candidates must be available all day (8am-6pm).

How to enroll?

Choose the right test

Ensure you registration for TCF TP is best suited to your situation, and confirm which modules you must take. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to ensure that he/she is registered for the appropriate exam. Alliance Française Ottawa and its employees cannot be held responsible for the choices made by the candidate. Please refer to the Immigration Service to select the right test.

Ability to read simple sentences written in French.

When signing up for the listening test, candidates understand that they will have to read simple sentences written in French, and certify that they are able to do so.

Online registration only

Online registration from May 25


Special needs

If you have a disability or a condition that may require specific accommodations, please inform Alliance Française Ottawa before registration. All requests for accommodations must be accompanied by supporting documents (doctoŕ s note to specify the nature of the situation and which arrangements must be made to ensure you take the exam in the optimal conditions). For further questions, contact us at info@af.ca or by phone at 613-234-9470.

Computer Based examination (eTCF TP) : ability to use a computer

In order to take the computer based eTCF TP reading, listening, writing and language structures tests, you must have basic knowledge of computer skills (read on a screen, use a mouse pad and a key board). If you cannot use a computer (read on a screen, use a mouse and a keyboard), you must request accommodations at the time of registration. All requests for accommodations must be accompanied by supporting documents (doctoŕ s note to specify the nature of the situation and which arrangements must be made to ensure you take the exam in the optimal conditions). For further questions, contact us at info@af.ca or by phone at 613-234-9470.

GENERAL SALES CONDITIONS

Getting ready

For more information on the tests preparation, please check:

Examination day

Candidates must check in with the supervisor of the official centre or the invigilator(s) with their notification of schedule and their valid passport. CANDIDATES WITHOUT VALID IDENTIFICATION WILL BE REFUSED TO ACCESS THE EXAMINATION; NO EXCEPTION WILL BE MADE.

After the identity check, the head of the official centre or the invigilator(s) will direct the candidates to their assigned seats in the examination room.

Exams are camputer-based only. Candidates must leave their piece of ID visibly on the table for the entirety of the test so that identity checks can be performed throughout the test.

During the entire examination, no exits will be permitted, unless in case of emergency or health issue previously informed by the candidate and justified with a medical certificate.

During the entirety of the exams, communication amongst candidates or the outside will not be permitted.

Candidates arriving late will not be allowed in the examination room once the examination has started.

In the event of fraud or misconduct by a candidate (disturbing the examination procedure, communication or attempt to communicate with other candidates or the outside…), candidates expose themselves to immediate removal from the examination room as well as a ban from taking the test for a period that will be determined by the France Éducation international.

After the test

  • An official certificate of results will be available from 4 to 8 weeks after the test.
  • Alliance Française will contact the candidates as soon as the certificates of results are ready to be picked up in person during our office hours.
  • If you wish to receive your certificate of results by mail, please provide a pre-stamped envelope (31.8 cm x 24.1 cm / 12.5″x9.5″) with your full name, complete address and sufficient postage. Registered mail only (i.e. Priority™ or Xpresspost™). Collection of the certificate of results in person at the Alliance Française office: no return envelope necessary.
  • Please note that the official certificate of results is the only document that can be used for official purposes.
  • No duplicate of the certificate of results will be delivered.