TFI: French Language Proficiency Test

The TFI is standardized test administered by Educational Testing Sevices (ETS) to measure French language Proficiency. This is a test for candidates learning French. The test score depicts how well you can communicate in French language in daily life / academia / industrial settings. You will be tested for Listening and Reading comprehension skills and uses common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect real-world tasks. It makes a wonderful tool to non-native speakers of French who need to study or work in French language settings.

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

TFI Test Format

The TFI test takes approximately 2.5 hours, with:
  • 42 minutes for Part I: Listening Comprehension
  • 68 minutes for Part 2: Reading Comprehension
  • approximately 30 minutes to answer biographical questions

TFI Test Content

Part I: Listening Comprehension (Comprehension Orale)

Test takers listen to a variety of questions and answers, short dialogues and talks recorded in French, and they answer questions based on what they hear.

    Section I: Questions
    Section II: Dialogues
    Section III: Conversations

Part 2: Reading Comprehension (Comprehension Ecrite)

Test takers read a variety of materials and respond to questions based on what they read.

    Section IV: Text Completion
    Section V: Incomplete Sentences
    Section VI: Single Passages

TFI Test Score

The TFI Test Score is a measure of French Listening and French Reading skills in daily life and workplace. The Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension scores together gives a total test score on a scale ranging from 10 to 990 points (5 to 495 points for each section). TFI scores are valid and reported for two years from the test administration date, and scores are mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The score card is supplied to test takers and employers / schools. The TFI Test Score is valid for a period of 2 years from the test date.

TFI Test Registration

The TFI Test is available in two versions; Public and Institutional. The ETS makes sure that test takers of either version get fair, valid and reliable testing opportinity. Register for TFI Test near you; follow the url:

TFI Test Preparation

Preparation is key to TFI Test. The ETS helps you in preparing for the test. Both Free and paid services are offered. Get TFI Test Preparation Material; follow the link
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