The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), designed by the France Education International and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French who wish to evaluate and have their level of proficiency certified for professional, academic or personal reasons.

In general, the TCF grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). TCF grade results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency.

The Alliance Française de Pasadena offers :

Please be aware that we cannot advise you about your exam choice.

You can take private test prep classes:

For each exam, please show a proof of vaccination or a less than 48h negative COVID test. 

If you take TCF Québec, you can be helped financially by the Délégation Générale du Québec to have test prep private classes with a TCF examiner with Alliance Française de Pasadena. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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More info about TCF:

Complete the registration form.  Call the Alliance Française to process your payment or pay online: CLICK HERE

We assess a 1.5% processing fee for credit card transactions.  We pay a 3% fee on each credit card transaction amount, so our 1.5% fee only covers half the fee we must pay.  We thank you for sharing the cost of using a credit card.  You can avoid paying this 1.5% fee by paying by check or cash (do not mail cash).  Please contact us with any questions.

Registration will be completed only after Alliance Française de Pasadena acknowledges reception of your payment.

Each candidate is provided with a certificate stating the test results within four to six weeks of the test date. The results are valid for 2 years. The certificate will be sent by e-mail. .

Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to exam date  if the registrations are not closed because we can only welcome a limited number of candidates.

Deadline: May 17, 2024

Dates: June 3 , 2024

Deadline to register: May 17, 2024

Date: June 4, 2024

Deadline to register: May 17, 2024

More info about the exam:

Date: June 6, 2024

Deadline to register: May 17, 2024

TCF CANADA Dates: June 5, 2024

Deadline to register: May 17, 2024

  • Compulsory only (multiple choice questions: compréhension de l’oral; maîtrise des structures de la langue; compréhension écrite): $200
  • Compulsory & writing: $285
  • Compulsory & oral test: $285
  • Full exam: $370
  • Registration fees: $15
  • Oral tests only (listening comprehension and speaking): $170
  • Writing: $85
  • Written comprehension: $85
  • Listening comprehension: $85
  • Speaking: $85
  • Full exam: $340
  • Registration fees: $15

To have more info about the modules of TCF Québec, click here.

A ID Photo is needed for your registration.

To have more info for a possible financial help for TCF QUEBEC test prep private classes, click here.

  • TCF IRN: $350
  • TCF Canada: $350

Registration fees included.