French assessment test
International reference exam
Taken at the French Institute of Bucharest
The French language assessment test (TEF)
The French language assessment test (TEF) was created by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is an international reference exam valid for two years. It may certify a good language level in a study project in France or for immigration to Canada. TEF is also a requirement for obtaining the naturalization from the French state and Canadian citizenship.
The goal of TEF is to assess the French language skills with the aid of a scale of 7 levels corresponding to the competence levels from A1 to C2 defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe and also to the 12 levels of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).