The Alliance Française de Montréal is an approved TCF examination center

The French Knowledge Test (Test de Connaissance du Français - TCF) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

We offer preparation courses provided by our certified TEF experts and will allow you to get acquainted with the structure of this test, as well as train you for the 4 tests required: written comprehension, oral comprehension, written expression, oral expression.

Several versions of the test are currently offered (for other versions please contact us)

The results are valid for two years.

The TCF is officially recognized by:

Terms of Sales:

The Alliance Française declines all responsibility in the candidate’s choice of exams. Registration depending on availability.
A non-refundable fee of $75.00 will be retained in the event of a cancellation or change request no later than 15 days before the exam date.
No refunds or changes will be accepted after the date 15 days before the exam date.

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TCF Canada – 4 tests

The TCF Canada is a test accredited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
TCF Canada has also been recognized, since the end of January 2022, by the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) for an immigration application in the province of Quebec.

The TCF Canada is divided into 4 compulsory tests assessing general language skills in French:

Total duration of the exam: 2h47

TCF for Quebec (TCF QC) - 4 modular tests

The TCF Québec is aimed at any person aged 16 or over, regardless of their nationality or mother tongue, who wishes to submit an immigration file to the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) from Quebec.

The TCF for Quebec was designed to meet the requirements of the Quebec authorities which make it compulsory and systematic to take standardized French tests and exams as part of the procedures for obtaining the Quebec selection certificate (CSQ) leading to the issuance of a permanent visa. The French and Francophones are also affected by this measure.

The Quebec authorities also recognize, as an exemption, the TCF general public with the oral expression test as well as the DELF and DALF diplomas (on the condition of obtaining a minimum mark in the oral comprehension and oral expression tests and that the tests are valid for less than 2 years).

The TCF Québec is divided into 4 modular tests assessing general language skills in French. Each candidate can choose to take, at their convenience, 1, 2, 3 or 4 tests amongst:

Total duration of the exam for the 4 tests: 2h47

TCF Integration, Residence and Nationality (IRN) – 4 tests

The TCF IRN is aimed at any foreign person over 16 years old wishing to validate their level of French to:

  • an application for French nationality:
  • an application for a long-term resident card:
  • validation of level A1 as part of the OFII citizenship course.

The TCF IRN exclusively assesses linguistic skills and not knowledge of French history, culture and society.

The TCF IRN is divided into 4 compulsory tests assessing general language skills in French:

Total duration of the exam for the 4 tests: 1h15

TCF All audiences – 3 compulsory tests - 2 additional tests

The TCF general public is aimed at anyone aged 16 or over whose mother tongue is not French and who wishes, for academic reasons (students, future students, interns, etc.), professional reasons (employees or future employees, etc.) ) or personal, to have their level of French assessed.

Combined with a compulsory written expression test, the TCF general public is the official test recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Culture as part of the DAP.

This TCF is divided into 3 compulsory tests, presented in the form of multiple choice questions (MCQ) and 2 complementary and optional tests, offered in the form of exercises and which the candidate can choose to take or not depending on their needs:

Total duration of the exam for the 4 tests: 1h15