TEF Canada

TEF: Test d'Evaluation de Français (for Canada)

Please note: TEF sessions for 2021 are not yet confirmed - this page will be updated as soon as we have more information.

Description and structure  |  Prices and schedule for 2021  |  Results  |  How to register  |  How to prepare

Description and structure

TEF Canada: Test d’Evaluation de Français / French Assessment Test. It is required by the Canadian authorities for people who wish to certify their level of French as part of an immigration or citizenship application.

For further information about TEF Canada, visit the CCIP website.

Prices and schedule for 2021


The Alliance française de Melbourne organises the e-TEF Canada, the electronic version of the test.

2 compulsory examinations: $380. It includes:

2 optional examinations: $170 each.


Unless clearly advised otherwise, all exams are organised at our St Kilda location during business hours. We reserve the right to add extra days for each session.

Please note that candidates will receive an email one week before the test at the latest to inform them of the precise day and time of their examinations.

Session Dates Registration Closing Date
2021 TBC TBC


TEF results are first sent electronically to the test centre, within four to six weeks of receipt of the examination papers by the CCIP.

The test centre will receive the paper certificates within twelve weeks of receipt of the examination papers by the CCIP. After this, you will receive an email advising you to come and pick up your certificate. If you cannot come and pick it up, we can arrange to have them sent to you: you will need to provide us with an A4 Registered Post envelop with your name and address on it.

If candidates wish to receive  a duplicate of their certificate, they will have to order it on the CCIP online shop and they will be charged 50 euros.

How to register

  1. Read through the information on this page and the TEF/TEFAQ Terms & Conditions (in French) carefully.
  2. Download the registration form, fill it in and email it back to educationcoordinator@afmelbourne.com.au
  3. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
  4. You will receive your test schedule by email one week before the examinations at the latest.
  5. If you have any questions, please contact Cécile Plaa at educationcoordinator@afmelbourne.com.au

How to prepare

Group courses: we offer collective courses from A1 to C1 levels online, in St Kilda and in the CBD, including DELF/DALF preparation courses throughout the year. Not sure what your level is? Click here to fill in our quick online assessment request form and a tutor will contact you to discuss course options.

Private tuition: personalised training and flexible scheduling, private tuition is a great way to get ready before your exam. Visit our website for more details or contact Private Course Coordinator at privatetuition@afmelbourne.com.au.


Not sure what your level is? Take this free online self-assessment created by the FEI and RFI (page in French).

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