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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The "TCF for Quebec" is comprised of 1 to 4 examinations.
It assesses proficiency in standard French language in :
Listening : 29 multiple choice questions
Speaking : 3 tasks organised in increasing order of difficulty
Reading : 29 multiple choice questions
Writing : 3 tasks organised in increasing order of difficulty
$100 per examination
Session 1 : 16 March 2018
Session 2 : 22 June 2018
Session 1 : 19 February 2018
Session 2 : 21 May 2018
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.