The TFI™ Test
The international standard for assessing French-language proficiency.
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The TFI test fairly and objectively measures the French proficiency of language learners of all levels, regardless of background. ETS uses standardized and secured testing procedures that ensure that:
The test examines listening and reading comprehension skills and uses common vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect real-world tasks. Test takers don’t need special knowledge beyond that of a person who uses written and oral French in everyday activities.
Test takers listen to a variety of questions and answers, short dialogues and talks recorded in French, and answer questions based on what they hear.
Test takers read a variety of materials and respond to questions based on what they read.
The TFI test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice assessment. There are two timed sections of 90 questions each. The total testing time is about 2 1/2 hours.
To help test takers succeed on the TFI test, we offer free test preparation and other resources.
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