TCF – Test de connaissance du français

What is TCF Canada?

The Test de connaissance du français is an exam that assesses a non-native French speaker’s French language abilities. The TCF is used for French language immigration and citizenship requirements in places such as Québec, and for job applications or for personal use. The TCF levels correspond to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for languages) levels.

You can take the TCF in over 600 test approved centres that are located in more than 140 nations, including France, around the world. The lowest level is A1, indicating beginner, while top fluency levels are C1 and C2.

The TCF is based on the CEFR levels (A1 – C2); A1 is the lowest level (beginner) and C2 is the highest level (advanced, fluent user).

The points that you achieve on the TCF correspond to the following levels:

  • Elementary (A1) 100-199 points
  • Lower Intermediate (A2) 200-299 points
  • Intermediate (B1) 300-399 points
  • Upper Intermediate (B2) 400-499 points
  • Advanced (C1) 500-599 points
  • Superior (C2) 600-699 points

Course Registration

Please complete one of the registration forms below and return it to AF by mail, fax or email.

Mail: The Director, Plot 22725 Alick Nkhata Avenue Longacres, Lusaka Zambia
Tel: +260 211 646 1169 /

Fees TBA

The exam fee is not refundable.

You may pay by EFTPOS (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) in person (to AF).

Exam participation can only be transferred to the next session in case of sickness. A doctor’s note (not via email) must be mailed within the next three days of the test.