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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.

After the exam

The results of the e-TEF Canada will be announced in about 4 weeks(approx.) after the exam by e-mail.

Attestation of results

The official e-TEF Canada certificates can be collected at the Alliance Française of Madras.

The attestation of results of the e-TEF Canada:

  • is usually delivered 4 to 5 weeks after the results.
  • 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).  For more info, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • 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***


*** Kindly note : If the candidates need the attestation to be couriered to his/her residence address, INR 500/- is applicable for the courier charges.

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

Schedule for 2019



All slots for the eTEF exam on the 20th November are filled.

FYI: 15 candidates per exam session

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 (pls do not paste the photo on the form)
  • If you can come to the Alliance Française of Madras, bring your form along with 1 passport size photo, a self attested copy of your passport and your payment (by Cash, Credit Card or Local Bank Cheque payable to Alliance Française of Madras)
  • If you cannot come to the Alliance Française of Madras, send the hard copy of your form along with 1 passport size photo, a self attested copy of your passport to Alliance Française of Madras (24 College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600006) and your payment by Bank transfer :


A/c Name : Alliance Francaise of Madras

A/c type : Savings

Bank Name: ICICI Bank

A/c Number : 000901108959

IFSC Code : ICIC0000009

Branch : Nungambakkam Branch


A/c. Name : Alliance Française of Madras

A/C type : Savings

A/C Number : 09088 060003 025 44

IFSC Code : BNPA0009088

Bank details : BNP PARIBAS

Branch : Chennai Branch

For payment done through online transfer, please send the Bank Acknowledgement to our Accountant at accounts@af-madras.org. You will receive an email confirmation only on receipt of the bank acknowledgement.

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

For further details