Faq

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

A: Those tests are organized by French organizations: French Ministry of Education for TCF and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP) for TEF.
At AFKL, you can only sit for them, but the tests are designed in France, and French Ministry of Education and CCIP will provide us with the correction, the final marks and the official certificates.
 

Q: What is the difference between TEF and TCF? TEFaQ and TCF-Q? TEF Naturalisation and TCF-ANF ?

A: The main difference between TEF and TCF (or between their “Quebec versions” TEFaQ and TCF-Q or “French nationality versions” TEF-Naturalisation and TCF-ANF) is the organizer of them:

Another difference at AFKL is that for TEF, some parts will be conducted individually on a computer – but for TCF, it will only be a “paper test”.But the purpose of those two tests is the same: TEF and TCF will assess your level in French regarding the same criterias and the same european standards. For example, TCF-Q and TEFaQ are both accepted by the Québec immigration, TCF-ANF and TEF-Naturalisation are both accepted by French Ministry of Home Affairs)

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

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, TEF and their versions are tests, not exams. They determine your proficiency in the skills you choose. Your assessed level can be different for each skill. These certificates are valid only for a set period of time (1 to 2 years). 

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

A: It depend 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 wseeks 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).For TEFaQ and TEF Naturalisation, you will directly receive an electronic certificate in your email box.

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

A: It is not possible for TCF and its different versions.
For TEF or TEF Canada, you can ask for it when you register: there is a box to tick on the registration form and it costs 50 RM (one extra copy maximum).

Q: Can I get a paper copy of my electronic certificate (TEFaQ and TEF Naturalisation)?

A: You can ask for it when you register: there is a box to tick on the registration form and it costs 50 RM (one extra copy maximum). 

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, TEF 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) and the TEF pour la Naturalisation are 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 and TEFaQ.

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: 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 TEF or TCF sessions 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 exercices, with samples:

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

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 (they are focused on TCF, but can also be used for TEF):

CCIP offers an App dedicated for TEF preparation, français 3.0 (more information on that page)

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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