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The TCF is an official international reference instrument intended to measure the level in French of non-French speaking people. The validity of the notes is 2 years.

What is the TCF ?

Test de Connaissance du Français

Les ateliers FL Paris, Nice and Bordeaux are a TCF – Test de Connaissance du Français (test of your knowledge in French) exam centers, delivered by France Education International, a public establishment of the Ministery for National Education, Higher Education, Training and Scientific Research (also in charge of the DELF and DALF).

You are evaluated on a scale of 7 different levels from the level niveau 0+ (very elementary abilities) to level 6 (complete mastery).

This scale is refering to the 6 levels of skills A1 to C2 of the Common European Framework of References for Language (CEFR)

The general TCF (TCF TP)


The general TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) is an official language test for every one wishing for personal, professional or academic reasonbe evaluated and validate their skills in French in a simple and reliable way.

The results obtained will be marked on a level certificate valid for 2 years. This certificate allows you to situate your level of French (from A1 to C2) on the skills scale defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR).

The general TCF is presented in the form of a multiple choice questionnaire comprising 76 items relating to written comprehension, mastery of language structures, oral comprehension. It also includes complementary and optional oral and written expression tests.

The TCF IRN (Integration, residency, citizenship)


It has been specifically designed to meet the needs of foreigners and to simplify their support in the various steps of their integration journey.

This test assesses the candidate on a scale A1 to B1 of the CEFR. The certificates of this new variation of the TCF will therefore not mention results going beyond the B1 level achieved.

TCF IRN certificates must include a photograph of the candidate taken on the day of the exam.


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Registration conditions

Useful information

Instructions to follow on the day of the exam

  • You must show yourself at the TCF session with an official photo ID (no student cards) and your invitation, otherwise you will not be able to take the test.
  • You must arrive 15 minutes before the time indicated on your invitation.
  • No delay will be tolerated.
  • You must sign an attendance sheet at the beginning of each test.
  • You must bring a black ballpoint pen for the compulsory tests.
  • During the test, you will not be able to use any book or document under penalty of being excluded (grammar, dictionary …).
  • You must hand back all the TCF documents to the supervisor. It is strictly forbidden to take them home.
  • If an oral test is organized, the time of the oral test for each candidate will be displayed on the same day of the session.

Program available
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dates and prices


Enrollment minimum 4 weeks before the exam.

General TCF (compulsory tests)

01/02/2024 – 04/04/2024 – 07/06/2024 – 03/10/2024 – 05/12/2024


General TCF (compulsory + optional tests)

01/02/2024 – 04/04/2024 – 07/06/2024 – 03/10/2024 – 05/12/2024


General TCF (optional tests)

01/02/2024 – 04/04/2024 – 07/06/2024 – 03/10/2024 – 05/12/2024

50€ / optional test


18/01/2024 – 07/03/2024 – 16/05/2024 – 04/07/2024 – 12/09/2024 – 07/11/2024



15/02/2024 – 28/03/2024



General TCF (compulsory tests)

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  1. Exams in small number groups in pleasant rooms
  2. A smiling and professional welcoming staff
  3. Personalized advice to help you choose the best exam according to your profile
  4. Exam dates throughout the year in several cities in France

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