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Learn French in France: TCF exam preparation courses

TCF - Test de connaissance du français

The TCF is a standardized test of general French language, designed and graded by the CIEP. This exam is intended for non-native French speakers who, for professional, personal or academic reasons, wish to have their competency in French assessed and validated. At the outcome of the test, the CIEP issues an attestation (valid 2 for years) certifying the candidate's current level in French.

The content of our TCF exam preparation program corresponds to the standard general exam content and addresses the major skill areas tested by the examinations: writing, listening comprehension, use of French language structures, speech, and reading comprehension for the compulsory exam segments; spoken and written expression for the optional exam segments.

This individualized program of TCF exam preparation takes place in combination with the morning intensive course in group. The duration of the course - total number of weeks / number of individual hours per week - are defined according to your initial level and the final level you wish to attain. This highly-focused course serves to familiarize you with the real test conditions of the TCF, allowing you advance practice with typical exam questions and sample tests.

Our TCF exam preparation courses are organized and taught by qualified teachers who have worked as test examiners.

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Exam Content: TCF

The TCF is given in the form of a multiple choice exam, with a total of 80 questions. Of the four possible answers for each question, only one is correct. The questions become progressively more difficult, going from level A1 to level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

3 compulsory examinations (80 questions)

  1. Listening comprehension (30 questions, 25 minutes)
  2. Use of language structures: grammar and vocabulary (20 questions, 20 minutes)
  3. Reading comprehension (30 questions, 45 minutes)

2 optional examinations

  1. Spoken Expression (interview; 15 minutes maximum)
  2. Written Expression (1 hour 45 minutes)

Example program prices - TCF exam preparation courses


   Combined course 2014 - TCF Preparation
 Example for 3 weeks Intensive course + 12 hrs
individual TCF exam prep
1 235 €
 Example for 4 weeks Intensive course + 16 hrs
individual TCF exam prep
1 615 €

2 weeks before the beginning of the course.

To reserve this course, an advance deposit of 300 € must be paid at the time of enrolment.

The advance deposit is included in the course prices indicated.


Exam Preparation – DELF & DALF

DELF exam preparation in small groups as well as in a combined course is available on request for other levels of the DELF.

DALF exam preparation courses are also available. For more information, click here.

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