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Description of the TFI™ Test

Similar to the TOEIC ® Listening and Reading test, the TFI test is designed as a management tool for Human Resources to use when making decisions about an individual's French-language ability.


  • standardized
  • multiple choice
  • contains 180 questions divided into two sections: listening and reading
    • each section is composed of six parts (specific instructions are in French)
  • lasts approximately 2.5 hours (including time for administrative procedures)
  • measures French proficiency on a single, continuous scale

Is Used By

  • businesses
  • language programs
  • government organizations
  • educational organizations

Is Used For

  • recruiting, hiring and determining promotions
  • selecting employees for training to be conducted in French
  • defining goals and required language levels
  • measuring progress and proficiency level following French-language training
  • establishing a reliable standard for French-proficiency levels required within a given organization

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