Language Training

TFI French test


The TFI test is a French-language proficiency test for people whose native language is not French. It measures the everyday French skills of people working in an international business or academic environment. A standardized test that measures French proficiency on a single, continuous scale, the TFI test is for language learners of all levels, regardless of their occupation or background. Test scores indicate how well people can communicate in French with others in daily life and workplace settings. The test does not require specialized knowledge beyond that of a person who uses French in everyday work activities.

TFI French Test

The TFI test is used by language learners of all levels, regardless of occupation or background, as a fair and objective measure of French proficiency for academic and business institutions.

The test examines Listening and Reading comprehension skills and uses common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect real-world tasks. Test takers do not need to have special knowledge beyond that of a person who uses written and oral French in everyday work activities.

Who Uses the TFI Test and Why?

Businesses and government organizations use the TFI test for:

  • recruiting, hiring and determining promotions where French listening and reading proficiency are required
  • selecting employees for training to be conducted in French
  • defining goals and required language levels
  • developing training programs
  • measuring employee progress and proficiency level following French-language training

Educational organizations and teachers use the TFI test for:

  • unbiasedly grouping students homogeneously and validating their proficiency
  • placing incoming and continuing students in appropriate class levels
  • evaluating student proficiency by repeated testing throughout a program
  • increasing motivation by setting clear course objectives
  • demonstrating the value of their programs by showing student improvement in listening and reading comprehension skills

How Does ETS Protects the Integrity of the TFI Test?

ETS uses standardized and secured testing procedures to ensure that:

  • test takers have the same testing experience no matter the place and time
  • no test taker is unfairly advantaged or disadvantaged
  • test scores remain fair and comparable across administrations

Thanks to its partership with ETS (Educational Testing Services Canada Inc.)  Collège Éducacentre is an official test center for your TFI French test.

Description du test TFI

Section 1 – Écoute 42 Minutes
I – Questions-Réponses 40 questions
II – Courts dialogues 30 questions
III – Courtes conversations 20 questions
Section II – Lecture 68 Minutes
IV – Identification d’erreurs 25 Questions
V – Phrases incomplètes 25 Questions
VI – Compréhension 40 Questions
Total – Durée 1 h 50
Total – Questions 180

La partie audio du test est enregistrée par plusieurs voix représentant différents accents. La grille d’interprétation des scores situe précisément les compétences orales et écrites des candidats.

Next sessions

Cost : $95

18 Mai 2019 – 10h à 12h inscription
15 Juin 2019 – 10h à 12h inscription
20 Juillet 2019 – 10h à 12h inscription
17 Août 2019 – 10h à 12h inscription
14 Septembre 2019 – 10h à 12h inscription
19 Octobre 2019 – 10h à 12h inscription
16 Novembre 2019 – 10h à 12h inscription
14 Décembre 2019 – 10h à 12h inscription

La partie audio du test est enregistrée par plusieurs voix représentant différents accents. La grille d’interprétation des scores situe précisément les compétences orales et écrites des candidats.

Register now!

More information on ETS Canada’s website or by phone  1.800.747.4825