Preparation for TECFÉE at ALC Montreal

Certification tests in written French for teaching

The French Written Certification Test for Teaching (TECFÉE) is a required test for teacher training programs.

Being a holder of the TECFÉE is a condition for pursuing studies in all teacher training programs in French-speaking Quebec universities in order to obtain the teaching certificate. The purpose of this test is “to ensure the quality of the written language used by the candidates for teaching” (excerpt from the TECFÉE, CÉFRANC preparation guide).

Preparation for TECFÉE

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ALC Montreal TECFÉE preparation course will cover the two parts of the test, the quiz part and the writing part, with instruction from specialists, using in-depth teaching tools and effective revision strategies. An assessment of your progress and exam simulations guarantee real progress.

ALC Montreal teachers will teach you to master the required knowledge, to approach your exam strategically, to maintain a certain pace and to manage your stress.

Your prior level in written French is important, you must pass a specific evaluation test before we can confirm your registration for the TECFÉE preparation course.

You must have passed both parts to meet the written French requirement for teacher education programs. For each of the two tests, the pass mark is set at 70% in all programs, except for the Bachelor of Teaching English as a Second Language (BEALS) and the Baccalaureate in Vocational and Technical Education, where the pass mark is 55. %.

It is therefore essential that you are well trained in order to focus on the essentials: the right answers.

That's why ALC Montreal offers you a winning program ensuring you success and rapid progress regardless of your professional sector.

Private lessons formula

For a personalized preparation according to your needs and your availability – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. of your choice Be ready. Put the odds on your side!

The ALC Montreal courses will ensure that you are ready to write correctly and according to the TECFÉE criteria, the writing of 350 words - Lexical and grammatical spelling - development of syntax and grammar - revision of punctuation.

ALC Montreal's courses will ensure that you pass the Linguistic Code test successfully – training to quickly identify a rule – strategic vocabulary review and recognition of word definitions – ability to identify a faulty element in the sentence.

  • From 1 to 5 classes per week
  • 2 hours of lessons/class
  • Times according to your availability between 8:30 and 21:00

Costs: See private lessons

Attention: Your prior level in written French is important, you must pass an evaluation test before we can confirm your registration for the TECFÉE preparation course.

Sample Questions

Here are some examples that may give you a clearer idea of ​​what to expect when you pass the TECFÉE

Examples of essential points seen in class to ensure you pass the TECFÉE

The vocabulary used must be precise and varied, so avoid:

– assortment (and not assortment)

– chance (and not chance)

>> Plural

– “people in high places” (high does not take “s”)

– smocks (and not smocks)

– tires (and not tires)

– digression: deviate from the subject

– metamorphose: completely change

– later: after

– without fanfare: discreetly

– stay the course: keep the same direction

– take the bull by the horns: face the difficulties

– emphasize something (not “emphasize”)

– a letter of recommendation (not a “reference letter”)