The TEF is a language test used to assess the level of understanding and expression of people whose mother tongue is not French. This test is used for immigration to Quebec and is the only one accepted for the federal skilled worker program. In addition, the TEF including the two oral tests (comprehension and expression) is required to obtain Canadian citizenship.
Standardized test, giving reliable scores whatever the version of the test, it measures French skills according to a continuous scale of scores.
It is aimed at people from beginner to advanced levels, of all professions and socio-professional categories. No specialized knowledge or vocabulary is necessary, except the usual vocabulary, used daily in the context of everyday life.
The TEF meets the standards of the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities and meets the needs of people planning to settle permanently in Quebec.