Faq

Q: Is Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur creating and marking the TCF?

A: The TCF is organized by the French Ministry of Education. At AFKL, you can only sit for them, but the tests are designed in France, and French Ministry of Education will provide us with the correction, the final marks and the official certificates. .
  

Q: What is the difference between DELF/DALF and TCF?

A: DELF and DALF are official French language diplomas, provided by the French Ministry of education. They measure your French language proficiency in four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing). As with any university degrees, they are valid for life and you can mention them in your resume, provide them to an employer, etc.

TCF and its versions is a test, not an exam. They determine your proficiency in the skills you choose. Your assessed level can be different for each skill. This certificate is valid only for a set period of time (1 to 2 years).  
 

Q: When will I get my results and my certificate?

A: It depends on the test you sat for. Usually, results are sent to Alliance Française after 3 weeks (sometimes 4 to 5 weeks). Certificates are available at AFKL one to two weeks later.

We always inform you as soon as we receive the results by email (and we always send them to you by email) and as soon as we receive the certificates. These certificates have to be collected by you (please come with an IC) or by someone for you (the person has to come with a letter signed by you, with a copy of your IC and with his/her IC).

Q: Can I get an extra copy of my certificate?

A: It is not possible for TCF and its different versions. 

Q: Which test do I have to sit for if I want to join the French University?

A: Several tests can be accepted by French Universities (DELF/DALF, TCF-DAP, and TCF with or without the writing part, etc.), but it is better if you ask directly to the University you would like to join what are its requirements, as they may vary from one university to the other.

You can also contact the Malaysia France University Center to get information about studies in French Universities (03 2142 7475 / visit their website).

Q: Which test do I have to sit for if I want to apply for French nationality?

A: The TCF-ANF (TCF pour l'Accès à la Nationalité Française) is especially designed for this purpose.

But first, we encourage you to contact the French Embassy, where you will be explained the administrative procedure and will be able to check if you fill the conditions to apply for French nationality. Then, they will let you know which test you can sit for and what level you have to reach, according to your exact situation.


Q: Which test do I have to sit for if I want to migrate to Québec?

A: Two versions are especially designed for this purpose: TCF-Q.

Consider our classes to improve your French!

Here are the points you can earn for your immigration file:

Requérant principal

16 point maximum

A1 à B1

B2

C1

C2

Compréhension orale

40 min

0 point

5 points

6 points

7 points

Expression orale

15 min

0 point

5 points

6 points

7 points

Compréhension écrite

1h

0 point

1 point

Expression écrite

1h

0 point

1 point


Conjoint du requérant principal

14 point maximum

A1 à B1

B2

C1

C2

Compréhension orale

40 min

0 point

5 points

6 points

7 points

Expression orale

15 min

0 point

5 points

6 points

7 points

You will find more detailed explanation in the Quebec Immigration website:


Q: Which test do I have to sit for if I want to migrate to Canada?

A: One version is especially designed for this purpose: TCF Canada. The IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada / Immigration, Réfugiés, Citoyenneté Canada) has approved the TCF Canada, for anyone who wish to take steps towards permanent economic immigration or obtaining Canadian citizenship. 

The TCF is compulsory, regardless of the nationality and language of origin (French and people from French-speaking countries).

Q: I have to submit my file to Immigration/University in one month but your next session is in two months. Can you organize an extra session at a date convenient for me?

A: It is not possible for us to organize a TCF session at other dates as the ones planned in our calendar, even if you pay higher fees. If our schedule doesn't match with your needs, we invite you to contact Alliance Française in Singapore, Bangkok or Jakarta to check with their own calendar. 

Q: I am not satisfied by my results in one skill, can I sit for it again?

A: You can sit again for any part of the test, but only after one month.

Please be aware that some administration will only accept one certificate in your file. It means that if you want to get a better assessment for one skill, you will have to sit again for all of them.


Q: How can I get trained for the test?

A: We encourage you to get train to the test before you sit for it – at least, take time to discover it, so you won't be surprised and will know exactly what is expected from you. Thanks to this preparation, you will be ready the D-day, you won't waste time and be efficient immediately. This piece of advice is also valid for native French speakers.

First, discover your test and its specific exercises, with samples:

At our Lorong Gurney center, you can buy training books for the TCF.

You can also get trained online for the listening, speaking and grammar/vocabulary exercises (regarding the test you plan to sit for). Here are some links focused on TCF:


Or you can opt for private tuitions focused on the exam. Our teachers know perfectly these tests. Ask our Course counsellors for more details! (03 2694 7880 or afkl.courses@gmail.com)


For more information, contact us:
E:  afkl.exams@gmail.com
T: 03-2694 7880 


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Phone: 03-2694 7880 / 2202 7285
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