CEFRANC preparation course

Preparation for the CÉFRANC at ALC Montréal

(Achievement tests in written French for teaching)

The school boards have adopted a human resources staffing policy that makes it mandatory to pass a test to measure the quality of written French for access to positions in the education sector. Céfranc is one of the mandatory tests requested.

Being a Céfranc holder is a prerequisite for pursuing studies in all teacher training programs at Quebec's French-language universities to obtain a teaching certificate. This test aims to « to ensure the quality of the written language used by candidates for teaching "(Extract from Preparation guide for TECFÉE, CÉFRANC).

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Preparation for CÉFRANC

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The preparation course for Céfranc d 'ALC Montreal, will address both parts of the test, the writing part and the grammar and spelling part, with instruction from specialists, using in-depth teaching tools and effective revision strategies. An evaluation of your progress and exam simulations guarantee real progress.

The teachers ofALC Montreal You will learn to master the required knowledge, to approach your exam in a strategic way, to maintain a certain pace and to manage your stress.

Your previous level in written French is important, you must pass a specific assessment test  before we can confirm your registration during the Céfranc preparation course.

Both parties must be successful to meet the written French requirement for teacher education programs. For each of the two tests, the success threshold is set to 60%. This threshold may, however, vary according to the relevance granted by the school board chosen.

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

That's why ALC Montréal offers you a winning program to ensure success and rapid progress regardless of your professional sector

Formula in private classes

For a personalized preparation according to your needs and availability - 10am - 15pm - 20pm of your choice
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The courses of ALC Montreal will ensure you to write correctly and according to the criteria of CÉFRANC, the taking of opinion of 400 words - Lexical and grammatical spelling - development of the argumentation and coherence in a text - revision of the vocabulary and the punctuation.

ALC Montreal courses will ensure you pass the grammar and spelling test successfully - training in quickly identifying a rule - strategic vocabulary review - ability to identify a faulty element in the sentence such as anglicism or a bad participle agreement past

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

Costs: See private lessons

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

Sample questions

Here are some examples that may give you a clearer idea of ​​what to expect when you go through the CÉFRANC.

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

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

a) anglicisms, example: appointment (appointment).

b) archaisms, for example: trusting someone (trusting…).

c) familiar terms example: the student must operate  or popular, (take charge).

Syntax errors can take many forms:

wrong choice of a pronoun:

Examples: I understand the problem you are talking to me about.

Correction: I understand the problem you are talking about.

All that interests them

Correction: All that interests them;

example: give me this book / not give me this book;


example: 20 h and not 20 hres;

gender and number agreements (masculine and feminine, singular and plural);

conjugations (time, mode, person, number).

Punctuation must respect the rules of use. The following errors must be avoided:

- a point which cuts the sentence,

example: I will not come. Because I have to work.

Correction : I will not come because I have to work.

- a comma between the subject and the verb,

example: The trainee in the math class will arrive tomorrow.

Correction : The trainee in the math class will arrive tomorrow.

- a bad punctuation mark.

example: He wants to know what time you will return? (… you will come back.)