In addition to various internal diplomas, most French universities grant foreign learners of French the following
In order to sit the exams, candidates must have the equivalent of the French baccalaureate (UK A levels, high school leaving
Some French universities allow students with a DSEF to access the second year of the DEUG (a two year university
course, similar to a mini-degree.) Contact individual universities for further details.TEST DE CONNAISSANCE DU FRANÇAIS - TCF
The TCF was created in 1999 by the Centre International
d’Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP), at the request of the French
Ministry of Education.
It places candidates on 6 level scale,
which is validated by the Council of Europe and ALTE, and is
developed in partnership with the University of Cambridge.
The test consists of 80 multiple choice questions, focusing
on written and oral comprehension and grammatical
structures. In addition to the main paper, candidates can
elect to take two optional tests on oral or written expression.
If all papers are taken, some centres will allow successful
candidates to gain direct access to either the DELF level II or
The TCF can be taken at a range of approved centres around the world: View list of approved TCF examination centres (goes to an external site)
For further information contact:
CIEP: 1, avenue Léon-Journault, 92318 Sèvres Cedex
Tel: 01 45 07 60 00 Fax: 01 45 07 60 01
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.ciep.fr
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