Publié le 11 October 2023
The format of the TEF Oral Comprehension, Written Comprehension and Vocabulary and Syntax is going to change this December, on Monday, the 11th.
Exam preparation time is 2 months from now. This article will help you understand the changes involved and get ready for the exam.
The test will contain more authentic themes inclining to real-life situations, keeping in mind various cultural and social diversites of Francophone countries. The audio and written contents will be based on more Francophone news articles.
Additionally, an easy format for students to navigate between the different skills enables a better test-taking experience.
Tests to be impacted:
Oral Comprehension test
Written Comprehension test
Vocabulary and syntax test
(Please note that Oral and Written Expression tests will remain the same).
1. Fewer questions in both Oral Comprehension test and Written Comprehension test. However there will be no changes in the duration of the test.
2. New types of questions to be added, which will be simpler.
Again, please note that the duration of the test and marking system will remain the same.
What’s disappearing: passages to put in order, synonymous sentences (previously section C & D)
What’s evolving: fill-in-the-blank passages (previously section B)
What’s new: more number of passages, introduction of incomplete sentences (where a word is missing in a sentense), and simple reading exercices based on short passages and charts
What’s evolving: exercises to put images in order (previously section A), exercises based on answering machine messages and public announcements (previously section B), exercises based on on-the-street interviews (previously section C)
What’s new: more audio tracks, including a radio broadcast
What’s disappearing: exercises of identification of grammatical and spelling errors in short passages (previously section D)
What’s evolving: exercises of synonymes or synonymous word groups in short passages (previously section B).
What’s new: fill-in-the-blank passages to evaluate vocabulary and grammar.
And now, time to prepare! Please see below all necessary tools to do that.
Several resources are at your disposal:
New training tutorials have been introduced on the exam platform.
Sample question papers in PDF format can be downloaded easily, including sample topics for oral and written expressions.
A new preparation guide is available on the Éditions Hachette FLE site:
TEF Livre d’entraînement Nouvelle Édition
Author: Alban MOMMÉE
Publisher: Hachette – Français langue étrangère
Order your print copy today from your nearest bookdealer or on any of the online sales platforms.
The online preparation platform PrepmyTEF will be updated by the end of October. Course sheets, mock exams and exercises in the new format can be easily accessed on the platform and in english.
Follow us on our Facebook group “Comment se préparer au TEF – Officiel” and get latest updates and information over the upcoming weeks.
Good luck to you all – you’ve got this 😊