Determine your level in French thanks to the CEFRL

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​is an international standard set by linguistic experts within the framework of the Council of Europe. Its objective is to provide language schools and institutions as well as learners with a common reference for teachings, programs and diplomas. If you want to accurately assess your level in French language, the Common European Framework of Reference is an essential tool for both your written and oral skills.

Different levels to determine your skills

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​has three general levels, A, B and C, which are themselves divided into sub-levels:

  • Level A: basic user

Level A1: introductory or discovery

Level A2: intermediate or usual

  • Level B: independent user

Level B1: threshold level

Level B2: advanced or independent

  • Level C: experienced user

Level C1: autonomous

Level C2: mastery

These different levels involve the mastery of specific skills in terms of written and oral expression, comprehension, grammar, conjugation, spelling and vocabulary.

Exams and diplomas

If you wish to officially attest to your French language skills, several diplomas are available depending on the levels mentioned above. The Diplôme en Langue Française –diploma in French language or DELF – A2 thus corresponds to a beginner level, and is mandatory if you wish to obtain your first residence permit on French territory. This level can also be obtained through a language test such as the Test de Connaissance du français, (French knowledge test, TCF), or the Test d’évaluation du français  ( French evaluation test, TEF). If you apply for naturalization, a B1 level is required. For international students who wish to enroll in college, a C1 level is strongly recommended through the DALF, diplôme approfondi en langue française – advanced diploma in French language.

Daily tips for a self-evaluation

Several methods to use on a daily basis allow you to self-assess your level in French language. These little tips allow you to determine your level on your own before selecting the courses or diploma that suit you. For example, you can choose to watch films in French thanks to platforms such as Netflix, Disney+ or Amazon Prime, which also allow you to choose the subtitles of your choice. Listening to francophone artists is also a pleasant way to evaluate your understanding of the language. But the best way to assess your knowledge of the French language is to communicate daily with French speakers who can, if necessary, help you with your pronunciation and enrich your vocabulary.

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Le secrétariat sera exceptionnellement fermé le mercredi 17 janvier.

The secretariat will be exceptionally closed on Wednesday, January 17th. 

Information sur la session de printemps 2024

L’inscription à la session de printemps (rentrée du 5 février 2024) est encore possible jusqu’au 2 février, sous réserve de places disponibles.

Les étudiants souhaitant s’inscrire sont invités à se rendre directement au bureau des admissions de l’institution, ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 9h30 à 16h30.
Ils doivent s’assurer de disposer d’un visa valide.

L’inscription en ligne pour cette session n’est plus possible sur ce site.

Information regarding the 2024 spring session

Registration for the spring session (starting on February 5, 2024) is still possible until February 2, subject to availability.

Students wishing to register are invited to go directly to the institution’s admission office, open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
They must ensure they have a valid visa.

Online registration for this session is no longer available on this website.

Dates des prochains examens TCF

Les prochaines sessions d’examen TCF auront lieu dans les locaux de l’institution aux dates suivantes :

Le 30 janvier et le 27 février :

TCF TP SOS’INSCRIRE
TCF TP SO
+ épreuve orale
S’INSCRIRE
TCF TP SO
+ épreuve écrite
S’INSCRIRE
TCF TP SO completS’INSCRIRE

Le 31 janvier et le 28 février :

TCF IRNS’INSCRIRE