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TCF

The Alliance Française de San Diego is an Official Exam Center for the TCF certification. 

The TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) is a French Ministry of Education language certification operated by France Education International. It is intended for people 16 years of age or older, for whom French is not their native language, and who wish to have their level of French assessed.

You have different versions of the TCF: 

  • TCF Tout Public (TP): It is intended for anyone of any nationality who needs to evaluate and validate their knowledge of French for personal or professional reasons. As part of the application for prior admission (DAP) for entry into the first year of a university degree or for admission to a school of architecture, the candidate must take a TCF for the general public with a compulsory written expression test.

  • TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité (IRN): It can be used to get a residency card, naturalization, reinstatement, or declaration of nationality due to marriage with a French spouse.

  • TCF Québec (QC): It is intended for anyone 16 years of age or older, regardless of nationality or mother tongue, who needs to certify his or her level of French as part of a permanent immigration procedure to Quebec.

  • TCF Canada (CA): It is required for anyone 16 years of age or older, regardless of nationality or mother tongue, who needs to certify his or her level of French for immigration and/or citizenship purposes in Canada.

Please understand that we are unable to provide guidance regarding your exam selection.

Certification French San Diego Alliance Francaise San Diego

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Prepare for the test

Prepare online at your pace.

https://www.afsandiego.org/product-page/prepmytcf

Or take some private classes with us to ace your exam!

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Exam Test Dates

TCF Canada or Québec​

Tuesday, December 05, at 9 am​​ 

Deadline to register: November 7, 2023 - CLOSED

TCF IRN

Tuesday, January 16 at 9 am

Deadline to register: December 18, 2023 - CLOSED

TCF Tout Public

 Tuesday, February 13 at 9 am 

Deadline to register: January 16, 2024 - CLOSED

TCF Canada 

Tuesday, March 26, at 9 am​​ 

Deadline to register: February 28, 2024

TCF IRN

Tuesday, April 23 at 9 am

Deadline to register: March 26, 2024

TCF Tout Public

Tuesday, Mai 14 at 9 am

Deadline to register: April 17, 2024

Certification French San Diego Alliance Francaise San Diego

All our exams will be hosted on the campus of:  

San Diego French American School 

6550 Soledad Mountain Rd, 

La Jolla, CA 92037

Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before the exam starts to be ready. 

FAQ:

- Deadlines are set globally for all certifications. We cannot register a student after the due date since the system will not allow it.

- Registered persons will receive an exam notification once all registrations are closed. There is no need to contact us before that date since we need to wait for the final list to send out notifications.

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