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General Information

The TCF Canada is for any individual, regardless of nationality or native language, seeking permanent economic immigration or Canadian citizenship through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). There are no exemptions for the TCF Canada. 

For information regarding the TCF Canada, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of France Education International website, the public institution for educational and training cooperation. For more information about Canadian immigration application, visit the Canada visa website.

The TCF Canada consists of four mandatory components :

  • Listening test: 39 items (35 minutes)
  • Speaking test: 3 tasks (12 minutes)
  • Reading test: 39 items (60 minutes)
  • Writing test: 3 tasks (60 minutes)

 This exam is available on paper only

Your TCF certificate is valid for two years from the date you sit the test. 

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Registration will be confirmed only once the full application fee and completed forms have been received.                                                    

If required, candidates may apply to re-sit the TCF only after receiving their results, provided there is a minimum of 60 days between examination sessions.

Registration deadlines: 

  • For February session: Friday 19 January at 4pm
  • For Mai session: Thursday 28 March at 4pm
  • For July session: Wednesday 19 June at 4pm
  • For October session: Wednesday 11 September at 4pm
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How to Prepare

The TCF is an evaluation of your proficiency in French. For the most comprehensive preparation, enrol in a language class at 

Alliance Française de Sydney. Click here to explore our range of courses.

You can also prepare for the listening comprehension examination with the following publications:
- The official guide to the TCF, with practice exercises, published by Éditions Didier.
- TCF, 250 Activités, ”Le Nouvel Entraînez-vous" collection, published by CLE International

Resources to aid in preparing for the listening comprehension examination, levels 5 & 6, include:
- The RFI (Radio France International) website
- The Éditions Didier website
- TV5 Monde


Results are sent to the test centre within 20 working days of receipt of the examination papers by FEI

Mailing of Certificates

TCF final certificate will be sent by email only.

Requesting a re-mark

If you are not satisfied with your TCF results in the Speaking and/or Writing sections, you can apply for a review.

You must submit a request for the re-mark within thirty days of the arrival of your result certificate at the test centre. The application form must be submitted via email to the test centre where the exam was completed.

Upon request, your paper will be submitted for double marking by a senior TCF examiner in Paris.

A fee is payable for the review of your results, which is refunded if your mark is ultimately revised. In this case, France Education International will reissue your certificate.


Your accredited exam centre

Alliance Française de Sydney is the only centre in Sydney accredited to deliver the DELF, DALF, DAEFLE and TCF series exams. All examiners and assessors are trained and authorised by the CIEP. They follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored.