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About the TFI Test

The TFI test is used by language learners of all levels, regardless of occupation or background, as a fair and objective measure of French proficiency for academic and business institutions.

The test examines Listening and Reading comprehension skills and uses common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect real-world tasks. Test takers do not need to have special knowledge beyond that of a person who uses written and oral French in everyday work activities.

Who Uses the TFI Test and Why?

Businesses and government organizations use the TFI test for:

  • recruiting, hiring and determining promotions where French listening and reading proficiency are required
  • selecting employees for training to be conducted in French
  • defining goals and required language levels
  • developing training programs
  • measuring employee progress and proficiency level following French-language training

Educational organizations and teachers use the TFI test for:

  • unbiasedly grouping students homogeneously and validating their proficiency
  • placing incoming and continuing students in appropriate class levels
  • evaluating student proficiency by repeated testing throughout a program
  • increasing motivation by setting clear course objectives
  • demonstrating the value of their programs by showing student improvement in listening and reading comprehension skills

How Does ETS Protects the Integrity of the TFI Test?

ETS uses standardized and secured testing procedures to ensure that:

  • test takers have the same testing experience no matter the place and time
  • no test taker is unfairly advantaged or disadvantaged
  • test scores remain fair and comparable across administrations

How Do You Register for the TFI Test?

Learn more about registering for a TFI testing session in Canada and other countries.