• Avani Kukreja

TEF exam format

TEF exam is has four sections:

Compréhension écrite

•4 sections - 50 questions in a multiple answers quiz

•1 hour

•Goal: assess your ability to read and understand written documents.

Compréhension orale

•4 sections – 60 questions

•40 minutes

•Goal: assess your ability to understand spoken French listening audio recordings.

Expression écrite

•2 sections

•1 heure

•Goal: assess your ability to express yourself in written French.

Expression orale

•2 sections

•15 minutes (total duration of the test) - 1 minute to prepare for each section.

•Goal: assess your ability to express yourself and speaking in French.


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