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TEF Express

TEF Express

Take your test at home during the health crisis

Are you a student who would like to enter a Canadian school or university that requires you to take a French test? If testing centers are closed to the public in your country, we have set up the TEF Express, a home test that allows you to quickly demonstrate your level of French. 

The TEF Express is designed to meet the demand of Canadian schools and universities.

You can take it directly from home, it lasts 1 hour and 40 minutes and consists of two tests: written comprehension and oral comprehension.

Please note: the TEF Express is not valid as the TEF Canada, the TEFAQ, the TEF IRN or the TEF Carte de résident.


How do I register?

TEF Express

To register online, click here.

To know more about the registration conditions, click here

TEF Express

Choose a session

TEF Express

Take the test from home

TEF Express

Receive your results by email within 2 working days

What does the test consist of?

The TEF Express consists of two tests, in the form of multiple-choice questionnaires (QCM):

written comprehension: 40 questions – 1 hour

oral comprehension: 40 questions – 40 minutes

The questions refer to daily and social life situations,  in personal, public or professional contexts.

Who can take the TEF Express?

All candidates wishing to enter an institution (school, university, etc.), that officially and temporarily recognizes the TEF Express in its admission procedure for international students, particularly during the Covid-19 period.

We invite you to verify the recognition of the TEF Express results with the school/university you wish to enter before registering on our website.

Further details

► The TEF Express can only be taken during the lockdow period.

► You can retake the test, but you must respect a period of 4 months between each test.

► The TEF Express differs from the TEF, the TEFAQ, the TEF Canada, the TEF IRN or the TEF Carte de résident. The results of these tests can’t be compared.

► Candidates must respect the rules of the test: prove their identity, take the test alone, do not consult other documents, etc.

Candidates are also prohibited from disclosing the tests’ contents, whether orally, in writing or by any other means.

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