e-TEF Canada

TEFThe e-TEF Canada – Test d’Evaluation de Français adapté au Canada – is a French language test approved by “Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)” for people aspiring to immigrate to Canada including Quebec.

It assesses comprehension and expression skills in French. It gives a quantitative and qualitative measure of the level of candidate’s linguistic and communication skills. It offers a detailed and personalized analysis of results.

Test Format

The e-TEF Canada includes 4 compulsory sections:

  • Written Comprehension (1 hour)*
  • Listening Comprehension (40 mins)*
  • Written Expression (1 hour)
  • Oral Expression (15 mins)

* These sections are done online, using a computer. Hence knowledge of use of the mouse is imperative.

Attestation of results

The attestation of results of the e-TEF Canada:

  • is usually delivered 4 to 5 weeks after the exam date.
  • is not a diploma and cannot be considered as a proof of success.
  • shows the distribution of scores obtained in each of the sections, offers detailed comments on the skills and places your level on a scale from <A1** (Beginner) to C2** (Mastery). Please note that :
    • any result below the level B2** will not be taken into consideration by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) if you have chosen French as your “First official spoken Language” in your immigration application.
    • any result below the level B1** will not be taken into consideration by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) if you have chosen French as your “Second official spoken Language” in your immigration application.
  • is valid for 2 years.

** For further information about levels (A1, A2, B2, etc.), please check our General French Course structure.


e-TEF Canada fees***: Rs. 15,300/-

*** These fees might be subject to change without prior notice.

Schedule for 2015

Session Exam date Last date for registration
February 23 February 9 February
May 25 May 11 May
October 26 October 12 October

To register

  • Refer to the schedule of the next examination sessions (take care to register before the deadline)
  • Download the Registration form
  • Print, fill in and sign the form
  • If you can come at Alliance française of Madras, bring your form along with your payment by cash, Credit card or local Bank cheque payable to Alliance Française of Madras.
  • If you cannot come at Alliance française of Madras, send your form to Alliance Française of Madras (24 College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600006) and your payment by Bank transfer:

A/C type: Savings
A/C Number: 09088 060003 025 44
IFSC Code: BNPA0009088
Bank details: BNP PARIBAS – Prince Towers, 3rd Floor – 25/26, College Road – Chennai 600006
Bank Code:  034
Branch Code: 002

The Alliance Française of Madras will send you a confirmation of registration and a hall ticket by e-mail. Applications for registration after the deadline will not be accepted.

Preparing the exam

  • The Alliance Française of Madras does not organize any specific preparation courses for e-TEF Canada. General French classes are strongly recommended.
  • To discover and get trained to the exam, you can use the free online resources offered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris:
  • You can also purchase the following official textbooks for preparation from Goyal Saab or Langers‘ showrooms:
  1. Title: Test d’évaluation de français
    Publisher: Hachette livre – Français langue étrangère
  2. Title: TEF (test d’évaluation de français) – 250 activités
    Publisher: CLE International

After the exam

The results of the e-TEF Canada will be announced about one to two weeks after the exam by e-mail. The official e-TEF Canada certificates can be collected at the Alliance Française of Madras about a month after the exam. In case you want to receive your certificate at home by DHL, you will be charged extra Rs. 500/-.

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