E-TEF Canada

The e-tef Canada – Test d’Evaluation de Français adapté au Canada – is a French-language test approved by “Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)” for people aspiring to immigrate to Canada including Quebec. 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.

Test Format

The e-tef Canada includes 4 compulsory sections:

  • Written comprehension: 60 min – 50 questions
  • Oral comprehension (Listening): 40 min – 60 questions
  • Written expression: 60 min – 2 topics to cover
  • Oral expression: 15 min – 2 topics to cover

* These sections are done online, using a computer. Hence working knowledge of computers is needed. All four sections are held on the same day.

Attestation of results

The results of the e-tef Canada will be announced in about 4 weeks (approx.) after the exam by e-mail. The results will be made available in the form of an e-version of the certificate, no hard copy will be made available.

The attestation of results of the e-tef Canada:

  • is usually delivered 4 to 5 weeks after the test.
  • is not a diploma and cannot be considered as proof of success.
  • shows the distribution of scores obtained in each of the sections, offers detailed comments on the skills, and places your level on a scale from <A1** (Beginner) to C2** (Mastery).  For more info, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • is valid for 2 years.

** For further information about levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, etc.), please check our General French Course structure.

Fees and Registration

e-tef Canada, 4 sections are compulsory, total fees is INR 18,500 + GST (18%) = INR 21,830

The fees might be subject to change without prior notice. No refund/transfer of fee is possible once the registrations have been closed.

To register

○ Download the Registration form

○ Print, fill in, and have the form signed (Please do not paste the photo on the form)

○ If visiting the Alliance Française of Hyderabad is feasible; you can bring us your form along with 1 passport size photo, a self-attested copy of your passport (front and back page) , a copy of the Aadhar card, and your payment (by Cash, Credit Card, or Local Bank Cheque payable) to Alliance Française of Hyderabad

○ If visiting the Alliance Française of Hyderabad is not feasible; you can send us the hard copy of your form along with 1 passport size photo and a self-attested copy of your passport to the Alliance Française of Hyderabad @ Plot no. 4, Aurora Colony, Road n°3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India – 500 034), and your payment by Bank transfer :

A/c Name : Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad
A/c type : Savings
Bank Name: Kotak Mahindra Bank
A/c Number : 7011553464
IFSC Code : KKBK0000564
Branch : Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

For payments done through online transfer, please send the bank acknowledgement/transaction screenshot to the Alliance Française Hyderabad on our email address – [email protected]. You shall in return receive an email confirmation on reception of a proof of payment receipt of the bank acknowledgment.

Exam Calendar

Only 15 seats per session, on a first registered first-served basis.

The Alliance Française of Hyderabad will send you a confirmation of registration and a hall ticket by e-mail. Applications of registration after the deadline will not be accepted.

Preparing for the test

○ The Alliance Française of Hyderabad does not organize any specific preparation courses for e-tef Canada General French classes are strongly recommended.

○ To discover and get trained to the exam, you can use the free online resources offered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris:
Exam samples (check the bottom of the page, in the “Modalités” section)
Manuel du candidat” (Candidate Guidebook)
Training app “français 3.0” for Androïd and Ipad/Iphone
Training tutorials for listening and speaking sections
Exercises to develop similar skills online on Radio France Internationale RFI or TV5Monde

○ You can also purchase the following official textbooks for preparation from Goyal Saab or Langers‘ showrooms:
Title: Test d’évaluation de français, Publisher: Hachette livre – Français langue étrangère
Title: TEF (test d’évaluation de français) – 250 activités, Publisher: CLE International

For further details:

+91 99 66 54 56 52 ; [email protected]