French Evaluation Test by the Paris Chamber of Commerce.

The TEF – Test d’Evaluation de Français – is designed to assess the level of French language of people who are not native French speakers. It is useful if you need to evaluate your French skills for Canadian Immigration, Quebec Immigration or simply for work. The TEF is also recognized by the French authorities for the process of naturalization.
  • It assesses comprehension and expression skills in French.
  • It gives a quantitative and qualitative measure of the level of candidate’s linguistic and communication skills.
  • It offers a detailed and personalized analysis of results.
The overall objective of the TEF is to measure the level of the candidates’ knowledge, linguistic and communications skills in French. The TEF includes:
Two comprehension tests:
  • Reading Comprehension (60 mn)
  • Listening Comprehension (40 mn)
Two expression tests:
  • Written expresssion (60 mn)
  • Spoken expression (15 mn)
  • Canadian Federal Government requires the above 4 tests for immigration purposes
  • No diploma is required to take the TEF exams
  • You can take the TEF exams as many times as you want
  • The results certificate is valid for two years for Canadian and Quebec purpose.
Sunday 27th, January 2019 Thursday 28th, February 2019 Abu Dhabi - Al Ain
Wednesday 01st, May 2019 Thursday 06th, June 2019 Abu Dhabi - Al Ain
Thursday 03rd, October 2019 until 12pm Thursday 07th, November 2019 Abu Dhabi - Al Ain
The Alliance Française now offers you the TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Français) ONLINE, called “eTEF” in its premises!

New registrations will be open from August 20th 2019!
From Sunday to Wednesday at 10am, a session will be available.

3 packages:
1) 12h of preparatory courses + exam for 2250 AED
2) Exam only for 1520 AED*
3) Re-enrollment for 1200 AED** + 2h of preparatory courses free

*Reopening for registration from August 20th 2019
**Subject to have acquired the first offer upstream

Maximum number of places per session online: 5 people.

For more information, contact us: 02 61 22 900/999 or
Register: Visit the Alliance Francaise office in Abu Dhabi - Al Bateen to submit the below documents:
  • an original filled & signed registration form (available at our office or here)
  • a recent passport-sized photo
  • a photocopy of your passport
  • Any incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • Exam participation can only be transferred to the next session in case of sickness. A doctor’s note (not via email) must be mailed within the next three days of the test.
  • The Alliance Française reserves the right to cancel a session if the number of candidates does not exceed 10 candidates. All registrations will be moved to the next session.
  • Oral Comprehension: AED 380
  • Written Comprehension: AED 380
  • Oral Expression: AED 380
  • Written Expression: AED 380
Important: Payment method : cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard) in our premises. Exam fee is not refundable once registered.
The best way to get ready for this exam is to take our private or preparation French courses. You can buy a preparation book and CD available for sale at the French library "Culture & Co" or at "All Prints". Useful link: