French exams

Institut Lyonnais is an official examination centre for the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) organized by the Centre International d'Études Pédagogiques (CIEP) which is a public institution of the ministries of National education, Higher education and Research.

Institut Lyonnais is also an official examination centre for the diplomas of professional French of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP) and the prestigious Paris-Sorbonne University.

Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF)

TCF General Public - compulsory tests

TCF certified ISO 9001

 

TCF General Public has three compulsory tests:

  • Oral comprehension
  • Language structure
  • Written comprehension 

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CIEP.

Rate :

  • € 71

Dates :

  • 25/01/2019
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TCF General Public - oral expression

TCF certified ISO 9001

 

It is a complementary test for the TCF General Public.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CIEP.

Rate :

  • € 42

Dates :

  • 25/01/2019
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TCF General Public - written expression

TCF certified ISO 9001

 

This is a complementary test for the TCF General Public.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CIEP.

Rate :

  • € 42

Dates :

  • 25/01/2019
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Access to French Nationality exams (ANF)

TCF ANF (Access to French Nationality)

 TCF certified ISO 9001

 

This diploma allows to certify your level of French as part of a request for acquisition of French nationality.

It includes the following tests:

  • Oral comprehension (29 questions). Duration of the test: 30 minutes. Modality: collective examination room.
  • Oral expression (3 tasks). Duration of the test: 12 minutes. Modality: individual interview with an examiner.
     

For more information, visit the official website of the CIEP.

Rate :

  • € 120

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TCF ANF (Access to French Nationality)

 TCF certified ISO 9001

 

This diploma allows to certify your level of French as part of a request for acquisition of French nationality.

It includes the following tests:

  • Oral comprehension (29 questions). Duration of the test: 30 minutes. Modality: collective examination room.
  • Oral expression (3 tasks). Duration of the test: 12 minutes. Modality: individual interview with an examiner.
     

For more information, visit the official website of the CIEP.

Rate :

  • € 180

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Test d'Évaluation du Français Canada

TEF Canada

TEF – Test d'Évaluation du Français

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CCIP.

Rate :

  • € 220

Dates :

  • 19/01/2019
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Sorbonne certificates

Intermediate certificate of French language (B1)

Université Paris Sorbonne

 

The Paris-Sorbonne University offers an Intermediate certificate level B1, which is particularly aimed at all non-french candidates who are starting to improve their second language learning: French.

The Certificate of French language consists of four main parts (2h30 hours)

  • Language test: grammar exercises and spelling;
  • Written Comprehension: from a literary extract followed by a writing;
  • Collective oral tests: comprehension, speaking, auditory discrimination;
  • Individual Speaking: discussion with an examiner based on either a text or a graphic material.

For more information, visit the official website of Paris-Sorbonne University.

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  • € 145

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Practice Certificate of French language (C1)

Université Paris Sorbonne

 

The Practice Certificate of French language Paris-Sorbonne C1 requires high basic knowledge of the French language and culture, similar to those which are required for the French baccalaureate’s LV1.

This Certificate requires to have two language and literature modules and it would be prepared only one time.

Duration of written and oral tests: 5h15.

Written tests:

  • Language and reading comprehension test is based on an extract of the cultural or literary text - taken in different genres like the novel, the essay, the news ... from seventeenth to twentieth century - under 60 lines, with orthographic and grammar exercises, comprehension of written language and written expression;
  • Literature test is based on an extract of the literary program. Four particular questions about the extract will involve the global knowledge of the work.

Oral tests in literature and civilization:

  • Oral tests in literature and civilization are based on knowledge of the program and consist of an interview which value the language skills (comprehension of the text, talk about the key ideas) and cultural knowledge of the candidate, who will be invited to summarize and argue.

Exemption: candidate in possession of this certificate are exempted from the language test required for admission to the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

For more information, visit the official website of the Paris-Sorbonne University.

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  • € 145

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Sorbonne diplomas

Diploma of French language and literature (C2)

Université Paris Sorbonne

 

The French language and literature diploma C2 is an introduction to a specialty and proves that the student is able to follow a higher education course.

It includes three written and two oral tests.

Duration of written and oral tests: 5h30.

Written tests:

  • Summary and comment: general text or text of European interest if the candidate chosen the European Institutions program.
  • Translation, version and theme.
  • Literature based on two complete literatures works. The program changes every two years.

Oral test:

  • Literature based on an extract from the program.
  • Civilization based on a program document.

Admission: Candidates for the French language and literature degree C2 must have passed the tests of French language practice certificate C1. However, it’s possible to be exempted after examining the candidate's file.

Exemption: With this certificate, his holders can be exempt from the linguistic test to an inscription in Bachelor, Master and PhD at Paris-Sorbonne University.

For more information, visit the official website of the Paris-Sorbonne University.

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  • € 180

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Diploma of high French studies (C3)

Université Paris Sorbonne

 

The candidate for this certificate will have to acquire the techniques and work learning methods needed by a French native student who is starting literature studies (text summary, comment, dissertation, text explanation, translation).

The program includes the study of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries’ s French literary work and changes every two years.

Duration of written and oral tests: 11h00.

Admission written tests:

  • Summary of a general text;
  • Translation (theme and version): extract from a literary text of 250 words;
  • French Composition: essay or comment made on the literature program.

Admission oral tests:

  • History of French civilization and literary explanation in relation to one of the texts in literature program.

Admission: This diploma required in advance and at least the French Baccalaureate Diploma or a title accepted as equivalent. Exceptionally, the President of the University may allow a candidate who does not have the baccalaureate or a recognized equivalent basis, to sit for the examination of the 3rd degree. The Higher Diploma of French Studies obtained under these conditions does not absolve the bachelor. It’s also not recognized as the equivalent of semesters 1 and 2 level Degree in Modern Literature. And finally, it doesn’t authorize the holder to continue his studies at the university.

Preparation: The students, who want to prepare the Higher Diploma of French studies in Paris, can attend classes in the subjects concerned at the University Paris-Sorbonne, as independent candidates. For this, they must register first to the SELFEE.

Equivalence: This diploma give the equivalence of one and two semesters (60 ECTS credits) in the course "Lettres modernes" in the reference to "Lettres classiques et modernes, sciences du langage," and in the various specialties of the course "langues, littérature et civilisation étrangères, langues étrangères appliquées" (except the LEA course). The equivalence application must be submitted to the university chosen by the student.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the Paris-Sorbonne University.

The following price includes monitoring of research and writing of the thesis.

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  • € 1050

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Diplômes de Français Professionnel (DFP)

DFP (A2)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel A2 is aimed at any person who wishes to learn the basics of French in a professional context, and who wishes to certify these skills with a diploma during or at the end of their training.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel A2 measures the candidate’s level in written comprehension, oral comprehension, writing, and speaking, with special emphasis on his/her ability to communicate and know-how.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel A2 test lasts a total of 2h05. Candidates will be given a total score out of 100 points, as well as subscores for each of the skills tested in order to more precisely describe the specific strengths and weaknesses of each candidate.

In order to obtain the diploma, candidates must achieve 45 points out of the 75 points possible for all the written tests, and an overall score of 60 points out of the 100 points possible.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel A2 certifies that one has reached an A2 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates can communicate using simple and limited terms in a known and predictable professional environment.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CCIP.

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  • € 135

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DFP (B1)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel B1 is aimed at students or professionals wishing to certify their French language skills with a diploma, during or at the end of their training.

The Professional French Language Diploma Business B1 measures the candidate’s level in written comprehension, oral comprehension, writing, and speaking.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel B1 test lasts a total of 2h45. Candidates will be given a total score out of 100 points, as well as subscores for each of the skills tested in order to more precisely describe the specific strengths and weaknesses of each candidate.

In order to obtain the diploma, candidates must achieve 45 points out of the 75 points possible for all the written tests, and an overall score of 60 points out of the 100 points possible.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel B1 certifies that one has reached a B1 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

At this level, candidates are able to understand and speak in usual everyday life social and professional situations. They can communicate with a limited vocabulary and simple grammatical structures in a known and predictable professional environment.

 

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  • € 145

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Diplômes de Français Professionnel (DFP) Business

DFP Business (B2)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business B2 is aimed at any student, intern, or professional who already has a good knowledge of the French language, particularly as applied to the business world, and who wishes to certify these language skills with an official diploma adapted to the professional world.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business B2 measures the candidate’s level in written comprehension, understanding of the business world, oral comprehension, writing, and speaking.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business B2 test lasts a total of 3h30. Candidates will be given a total score out of 100 points, as well as subscores for each of the skills tested in order to more precisely describe the specific strengths and weaknesses of each candidate.

In order to obtain the diploma, candidates must achieve 45 points out of the 80 points possible for

all the written tests, and an overall score of 55 points out of the 100 points possible.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business B2 certifies that one has reached a B2 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates are able to carry out routine professional tasks of an interpersonal, administrative, or commercial nature. They can communicate (orally and in writing) in the most common social and professional situations.

 

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  • € 150

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DFP Business (C1)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business C1 is aimed at any person wishing to prove their ability to efficiently use French in most social and professional situations, including when in positions of high responsibilities.


The Diplôme de français professionnel Business C1 measures the candidate’s level in written comprehension, understanding of the business world, oral comprehension, writing, and speaking.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business C1 test lasts a total of 4h00. Candidates will be given a total score out of 100 points, as well as subscores for each of the skills tested in order to more precisely describe the specific strengths and weaknesses of each candidate.

In order to obtain the diploma, candidates must achieve 30 points out of the 60 points possible for all the written tests, and an overall score of 55 points out of the 100 points possible.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business C1 certifies that one has reached a C1 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates are able to efficiently communicate in a professional setting, and show proof of initiative and autonomy.

 

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  • € 165

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DFP Business (C2)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business C2 is aimed at people having previously obtained the Professional French Language Diploma Business C1 with honors.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business C2 is a research project undertaken under the instruction of a professor certified by the Paris Ile- de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It can be completed in France or abroad (under certain conditions).

 

The exam consists of the drafting and presentation of a thesis paper. The thesis paper is first graded by a jury of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is then presented by the candidate before the Paris Ile- de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry jury or another certified local jury, who assigns a second grade.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business C2 certifies a specialist’s high mastery of the French language and the ability to conduct a detailed study on an economic or commercial topic.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CCIP.

The price includes monitoring of research and writing of the dissertation.

Rate :

  • € 1050

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Diplômes de Français Professionnel (DFP) Specialities

DFP Fashion (A2)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Fashion A2 is aimed at students of fashion schools, professionals in the fashion industry, or any person wishing to discover the world of fashion in French, and more specifically the fashion designer profession.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Fashion A2 measures the candidate’s level in written comprehension (20 points), oral comprehension (20 points), writing (15 points), speaking (25 points), and vocabulary (20 points), with special emphasis on his/her ability to communicate and know-how.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Fashion A2 test lasts a total of 1h30, with an additional 15 minutes of preparation time for the oral exam. Candidates will be given a total score out of 100 points, as well as subscores for each of the four skills in order to more precisely describe the

specific strengths and weaknesses of each candidate.

To obtain the diploma, candidates must achieve an overall score of 60 points out of the 100 points possible.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Fashion A2 certifies that one has reached an A2 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates can communicate using simple and limited terms in a known and predictable professional environment.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CCIP.

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  • € 165

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DFP Secretary (B1)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Secretary B1 is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in secretarial work, as well as at all professionals currently working or seeking employment in this field.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Secretary B1 measures the candidate’s level in:

  • written comprehension (60min),
  • oral comprehension (45min),
  • writing (60min),
  • speaking (30min).

The Diplôme de français professionnel Secretary B1 test lasts a total of 3h15, with an additional 15 minutes of preparation time for each oral exam.

Grading of the test is PASS/FAIL, that is to say, based on whether or not the candidate’s French language level is sufficient for a professional setting.

B1 certifies an ability to understand and communicate in

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Secretary B1 certifies that one has reached a B1+ level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates have a functional knowledge of the French language in situations related to secretarial work.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CCIP.

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  • € 165

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DFP Secretary (B2)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Secretary B2 is aimed at any student, intern, or professional who already has a good knowledge of the French language as applied to the field of secretarial work, and who wishes to certify these language skills with an official diploma adapted to the professional world.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Secretary B2 measures the candidate’s level in written comprehension (15 points), vocabulary (10 points), oral comprehension (25 points), writing (25 points), and speaking (25 points).

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Secretary B2 test lasts a total of 2h50. In order to obtain the diploma, the candidate must achieve 45 points out of the 75 points possible for all the written tests, and an overall score of 55 points out of the 100 points possible.

B2 certifies an ability to understand and communicate in

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Secretary B2 certifies that one has reached a B2 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates possess a functional knowledge of French, and are able to carry out routine secretarial tasks of an interpersonal, administrative, or commercial nature.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CCIP.

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  • € 165

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DFP Hotel and restaurant industries (A2)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Hotel and Restaurant Industries A2 is aimed at students and professionals of the hotel and restaurant industries.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Hotel and Restaurant Industries A2 measures the candidate’s level in written comprehension (30 points), writing (10 points), vocabulary (10 points), oral comprehension (25 points), and speaking (25 points), with special emphasis on his/her ability to communicate and know-how.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Hotel and Restaurant Industries A2 test lasts a total of 1h45. Candidates will be given a total score out of 100 points, as well as subscores for each of the skills tested in order to more precisely describe the specific strengths and weaknesses of each candidate.

In order to obtain the diploma, candidates must achieve 45 points out of the 75 points possible for

all the written tests, and an overall score of 60 points out of the 100 points possible.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Hotel and Restaurant Industries A2 certifies that one has reached an A2 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates can communicate using simple and limited terms in a known and predictable professional environment.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CCIP.

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  • € 165

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DFP Tourism and hotel industry (B1)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Tourism and Hotel Industry B1 is aimed at professionals working in the field of tourism or in the hotel or restaurant industries, or at students or interns hoping to find employment in these fields.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Tourism and Hotel Industry B1 measures the candidate’s speaking and writing language skills. Assessment is “functional”, that is to say that the candidate is graded based on his/her ability to understand and communicate in French in a professional context.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Tourism and Hotel Industry B1 test lasts a total of 3h15, and is composed of 8 different tests. Assessment is PASS/FAIL, that is to say based on whether or not the candidate’s language skills are sufficient in a professional environment.

In order to obtain the diploma, the candidate must pass at least 6 of the 8 tests, and must not have 2 fails within the same skill category.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Tourism and Hotel Industry B1 certifies that one has reached a B1+ level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It certifies that the candidate, if interacting with a French-speaking person in a professional context relating to tourism or the hotel or restaurant industries, is able to speak and write efficiently.

 

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DFP Tourism and hotel industry (B2) – tour guide option

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Tour Guide Option B2 of the Diplôme de français professionnel Tourism and Hotel Industry is aimed at any person who has already obtained the Professional French Language Diploma Tourism and Hotel Industry B1 and who wishes to certify his/her ability to communicate in French as a professional tour guide.

 

The Tour Guide Option B2 of the Diplôme de français professionnel Tourism and Hotel Industry measures the candidate’s communication skills by placing him/her in the situation of a professional tour guide in his/her country in charge of francophone tourists.

 

The two tests that comprise the Tour Guide Option B2 of the Diplôme de français professionnel Tourism and Hotel Industry last a total of 2h15. Assessment is PASS/FAIL.

In order to obtain the diploma, candidates must pass at least 8 of the 10 tests of the Professional French Language Diploma Tourism and Hotel Industry and of the Tour Guide Option B2.

 

The Tour Guide Option B2 of the Diplôme de français professionnel Tourism and Hotel Industry certifies that one has reached a B2 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates can communicate in an autonomous manner in situations commonly encountered as a tour guide.

 

For more information, visit the official website of the CCIP.

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  • € 228

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DFP Law (B2)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Law B2 is aimed at students, interns, and professionals who may need to interact with francophone legal practitioners and/or work with legal documents written in French.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Law B2 measures the candidate’s level in written comprehension, oral comprehension, writing and speaking, with special emphasis on his/her ability to communicate and know-how.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Law B2 test lasts a total of 3h15, with an additional 30 minutes of preparation time for the oral exam.

Candidates will be given a total score out of 100 points, as well as subscores for each of the skills tested in order to more precisely describe the specific strengths and weaknesses of each candidate.

In order to obtain the diploma, candidates must achieve 35 points out of the 60 points possible for

all the written tests, and an overall score of 60 points out of the 100 points possible.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Business B2 certifies that one has reached a B2 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates are able to use common language structures, demonstrate a strong knowledge of legal vocabulary, and can effectively communicate in the main social and professional situations.

 

 For more information, visit the official website of the CCIP.

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  • € 165

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DFP Healthcare (B2)

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Healthcare B2 is aimed at students, interns, or any other non-francophone person working in a medical or paramedical profession, who may need to interact with francophone medical professionals and/or work with medical documents written in French.

 

The Diplôme de français Healthcare B2 measures the candidate’s level in medical vocabulary, written comprehension, oral comprehension, writing and speaking, with special emphasis on his/her ability to communicate and know-how.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Healthcare B2 test lasts a total of 3h15, with an additional 30 minutes of preparation time for the oral exams. Candidates will be given a total score out of 100 points, as well as subscores for each of the skills tested in order to more precisely describe the specific strengths and weaknesses of each candidate.

In order to obtain the diploma, candidates must achieve 45 points out of the 75 points possible for all the written tests, and an overall score of 55 points out of the 100 points possible.

 

The Diplôme de français professionnel Healthcare B2 certifies that one has reached a B2 level in French, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). At this level, candidates are able to communicate in French in the most frequent situations relating to medical professions and have a firm grasp of medical terminology used by francophone medical practitioners.

 

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TEF Canada – oral comprehension

TEF – Test d'Évaluation du Français

 

40 minutes – 60 questions

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TEF Canada – written comprehension

TEF – Test d'Évaluation du Français

 

60 minutes – 50 questions

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TEF Canada – oral expression

TEF – Test d'Évaluation du Français

 

15 minutes – 2 sujets à traiter

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TEF Canada – written expression

TEF – Test d'Évaluation du Français

 

15 minutes – 2 sujets à traiter

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