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Evaluating System of TEF

Unlike the DELF, the TEF test is based on the NCLC, which has 12 levels, rather than the CEFR levels. If you wish to work in Canada, for example, you should aim for a score of 7 or higher on this scale. You will need to demonstrate your skill in French (oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, and written expression) in the same way that you did in the DELF.


•Written comprehension: 60 minutes, 50 questions, 300 points

•Oral comprehension: 40 minutes, 60 questions, 360 points

•Written expression: 60 minutes – 2 topics to address – 450 points

•Oral presentation: 15 minutes – 2 topics to address – 450 points


Every component must be completed at the same time. You must repeat the entire exam if you are dissatisfied with one of the scores. To apply for immigration to Québec, you'll need to fill out the following forms:


•Oral comprehension

•Oral expression

•Written comprehension (just for the main petitioner, optional)

•Written expression (just for the main petitioner, optional)


Each part's maximum score is:

Comprehension ecrite: 60 minutes, 50 questions, 300 points

Oral comprehension: 40 minutes – 60 questions – 360 points

Expression ecrite: 60 minutes – 2 subjects to address – 450 points

Expression orale: 15 minutes – 2 topics to address – 450 points


The four tests' scores are not compensated for each other, unlike the DELF tests.


Each test must be completed successfully.

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