Valid your knowledge of French language with an official and international diploma

The TCF is a French language test offered by the French Ministry of Education. It evaluates your French language skills at 6 levels (from A1 to C2 ) determined by the common European framework of reference for languages (CEFR).

It is intended for people who are not native French-speakers and who wish to assess and certify their skills in French, for personal or professional reasons.

After you have passed the TCF, all candidates receive a certificate of results stating their level for the different language capacities.

This certificate is internationally recognised and valid for two years.

At the Alliance Française d'Amsterdam you can take the following TCF exams on computer: TCF Tout Public, TCF pour le Québec and TCF pour l'accès à la nationalité française (ANF). Results will be available within two weeks and sent to you by email.

Télécharger le manuel du candidat.

2021 Dates

Next session:
7th September (Tues.) - TP and ANF only
9th September (Thur.) - Canada and Québec only
21st September (Tues.) - TP only
7th October (Thur.) - Canada and Québec only
19th October (Tues.) - TP and ANF 
2nd November (Tues.) - TP and ANF only
4th November (Thur.) - Canada and Québec only
16th November (Tues.) - TP only

13th December (Mond.) - TP and ANF only
16th December (Thur.) - Canada and Québec only

Final registration date:
29th August (Sun.)
29th August (Sun.)
12th September (Sun.)
26th September (Sun.)
10th October (Sun.)
24th October (Sun.)
24th October (Sun.)
7th November (Sun.)
5th December (Sun.)
5th December (Sun.)


Please complete the registration form and send it to us by email: On the form are indicated the payment details and terms & conditions. Once we have received your form and payment we'll contact you to set the exam date. 


TCF Tout Public

Why choose the TCF ?

This test is intended for:

- Professional reasons: the TCF certificate is a benchmark of one's language abilities and may be used to endorse job applications or applications for internal promotion.

-Personal reasons: the TCF provides a snapshot of one's proficiency in French at the time the test is taken.

-For students: this diploma is required for students who wish to apply for a first year undergraduate study to enrol in a university  in France. 

It consists of:

Three mandatory tests:

  • Listening (25min)

  • Mastery and Structural use of the language (15min)

  • Written comprehension (45min)

Two complementary tests:

  • Oral expression (12min)

  • Written expression (60min)


  • 140 € for all the mandatory tests

  • 75 € per complementary test

Read the candidate's handbook for TCF Tout Public

TCF pour le québec

This test is intended for:

- Immigration: the TCF  Québec is exclusively reserved for people who want to immigrate to Quebec. The test has been designed at request of the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI). The candidate is free to choose how many parts of the test he'll take, it is possible to register for 1, 2, 3 or all parts of the test.

It consists of:

Four modular tests:

  • Listening (29 questions) : 25 minutes

  • Speaking (3 tasks) : 12 minutes

  • Reading (29 questions) : 45 minutes

  • Writing (3 tasks) : 60 minutes


  • 75 € per test

Read the candidate's handbook for TCF Québec

TCF pour l'Accès à la nationalité française (ANF)

This test is intended for: 

- Obtaining French nationality: the TCF ANF is primarily intended to applicants who wish to obtain the French nationality through marriage or naturalization. It was designed to meet the standards introduced by the French Ministry of Interior, Overseas, Local Authorities and Immigration in 2011. To pass this test, you must obtain level B1.
Following the French Ministère de l'Intérieur request, the TCF ANF changed format  in 2020. It now consists of 4 mandatory tests.

It consists of:

Four mandatory tests:

  • Oral comprehension: 25 minutes

  • Written comprehension: 45 minutes

  • Written expression: 30 minutes

  • Oral expression: 10 minutes


  • 190 € for 4 mandatory tests

TCF pour le canada

This test is intended for: 

- Immigration: the TCF Canada is exclusively reserved for people who would like to initiate the process for permanent economic immigration or for Canadian citizenship through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). There are no exemptions for the TCF Canada. 

It consists of:

Four mandatory tests:

  • Listening (39 questions) : 35 minutes

  • Reading (39 questions) : 60 minutes

  • Writing (3 tasks) : 60 minutes

  • Speaking (3 tasks) : 12 minutes


  • 290 € for 4 mandatory tests


Read the candidate's handbook for TCF CANADA

Online exam preparation at your own pace

Do you need guidance in your exam preparation? Practice at home and at your own pace, online.
In order to help our learners pursue their dreams, the Alliance Française Amsterdam has partnered with GlobalExam, an online training platform for language proficiency exams, including the TCF exam.

For more information about it, you can check this webpage.

2 months TCF online training


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