TCF Quebec

If you are applying to immigrate to Quebec and want to be tested to gain formal recognition for your competency in the French language you can choose from a range of options.

The Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities (MICC) in Quebec has accredited the TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) for Quebec as a test of competency in the French language for the purposes of an official immigration application. Furthermore, the Quebec authorities also recognise the TCF, accompanied by an oral test, as well as the DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française).

These qualifications have been developed by the "Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques" (CIEP), a national public institution under the French Ministry of Education. All of the tests conform to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

The “TCF for Quebec”, has been specially designed to be consistent with the standards of the Ministry of Immigration (MICC) of Quebec, and is only intended for people wishing to settle in Quebec. The TCF  allows you to evaluate your level of French. The Alliance Française de Sydney is the only accredited institution in Sydney to deliver this test.

Your TCF for Quebec certificate is only valid for your immigration application. You cannot use it, for example, for admission to a French university.

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STRUCTURE & FEES

Compulsory examination: $295
It includes :

  • Listening test: 29 multiple choice questions
  • Speaking test: 3 tasks organised in increasing order of difficulty


2 optional examinations: $160 each

  • Reading test: 29 multiple choice questions
  • Writing test: 3 tasks organised in increasing order of difficulty


Applicants must take the listening and speaking modules (spoken expression and listening comprehension). The writing and reading modules are not required, but additional points may be awarded for these modules. Visit the Canada visa website  for further details.

LOCATION

Alliance Francaise de Sydney CBD, 257 Clarence Street, SYDNEY, NSW 2000

2020 SESSIONS

Exam dates Enrolment deadlines
Wednesday 12 February 2020 Monday 13 January 2020 until 5pm
Thursday 9 July 2020 Tuesday 9 June 2020 until 5pm


REGISTRATION

To download the enrolment form, click here
Once filled, please send the form to enquiries@afsydney.com.au.

Please note that in order for your registration to be accepted, you will need to include a ID photo in the enrolment form.
The ID picture has to be as follow:
- Dimensions : 248 x 319mm  
- Resolution /pixel :300 PPP (high resolution)
- Format JPEG
- Must be a standard issued ID photo (e.g. driving licence, passport…)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

  • The TCF is valid for 2 years from the date of taking the test.
  • You may take the TCF as many times as you wish as long as there is a gap of 60 days between examination sessions.
  • No refund or deferment is possible after the enrolment deadline.
  • For more information about Canadian immigration application, visit the Canada visa website
  • Results are sent to the test centre within 20 working days of receipt of the examination papers by FEI. After this, you will then receive an email advising you to come and pick up your certificate. If you cannot come and pick it up, we can arrange to have them sent to you: you will need to provide us with an A4 Registered Post envelop with your name and address on it.

PREPARATION

The TCF evaluates your level of French, so if you want to give yourself every chance to succeed, you can enrol in a French course at the Alliance Française de Sydney, click here to see the courses.
You can also prepare yourself for the listening comprehension examination with two publications:
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- 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

Help in preparing for the listening comprehension examination of the TCF, levels 5 and 6, can be found on:

- The RFI (Radio France International) website
- The Editions Didier website
- TV5 Monde

DELF / DALF

If your level of competency in French has already been tested and you wish to gain formal qualification for it, you can also sit the DELF or DALF.

Click here for more information on this test.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 
Enrolment can be made in person or by visiting the Alliance Française de Sydney website or over the phone. However, enrolment will not be confirmed until the full application fee (please consult website for the most up-to-date costs) and signed forms have been received by the front desk staff. Please be advised that cancellations and deferrals prior to the registration deadline must be made in writing. No refund, credit note, deferral or transfer will be granted after the registration  deadline.

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