A universal test to assess your French language capabilities

TCF is flexible, widely recognised for studying in French-speaking universities, for citizenship or for immigration purposes.

Description & structure

TCF: Test de Connaissance du Français
/ French Language Evaluation Test. It allows non-native speakers of French to obtain a simple, effective and precise evaluation of their skills in comprehension and expression.

Click here to access the “Manuel du candidat” (in French).

Candidates will receive a certificate issued by the French Ministry of Education. It is valid for 2 years from taking the test.

The certificate shows results with a total score between 100 and 699 as well as a mention of the corresponding Common European Reference Framework for Languages level, from A1 to C2:

TCF: The exam consists of 3 tests: a compulsory test and two optional tests (composition and oral). The optional tests can be taken on different dates to the compulsory test within the validity period of the certificate issued. To take the optional tests, you must have taken the compulsory test.

TCF Canada: All the tests of the exam are compulsory. In order to qualify to score points for Canada immigration purposes, candidates need to achieve B2 (Advanced) level minimum.

For further information about TCF, visit the CIEP website.
For further information about Canadian immigration application, visit IRCC.


TCF compulsory test: HK$ 1,750
It consists of: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and language structures (grammar and vocabulary).

TCF optional tests:
Composition (writing) - HK$ 850
Oral (speaking) - HK$ 850

TCF Canada: HK$3,450
It consists of: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, language structures, composition and oral.

Next sessions & registration dates

Unless clearly advised otherwise, all exams are organised at HK Scout Centre and AF Jordan during business hours. We reserve the right to add extra days for each session.
Candidates will receive an email giving details of the exam, including time, venue etc, two weeks prior to the exam day.




Wednesday 30 January 2019

From 1 to 30 December 2018


Wednesday 27 March 2019

From 28 January to 27  February 2019


Thursday 23 May 2019

From 18 March to 17 April 2019 

TCF Canada

Wednesday 26 June 2019

From 24 April to 24 May 2019


Tuesday 17 September 2019

From 8 July to 18 August 2019


Wednesday 20 November 2019

From 18 September  to 21 October 2019

TCF Canada

Tuesday 10 December 2019

From 8 October to 8 November 2019

How to register

    1. Read through the information on this page.
    2. To register: please submit the registration form and pay the examination fees at one of our centres (Jordan, Shatin, Wanchai), OR you can use our Online registration service.
    3. Online registration process:    Please click here to download

    TCF Registration Form  TCF Canada  Registration Form

    TCF obligatoire TCF option écrite  TCF option orale  TCF Canada

    4. Purchase your exam (Enable only during registration period).

    5. When the online payment is successful, you will receive by email a receipt and a payment reference.

    6. Please send your examination registration form together with the payment reference to

    7. You will then receive a confirmation email from AFHK.

    8. You will receive your exam schedule by email two weeks before the examinations.

    9. If you have any questions, please contact Branda Chan on 2738 2714 or


    • All TCF candidates who register for ORAL Test must provide a color passport size photo (digital copy please email to: at the time of registration. This photo will be printed on the certificate.
    • Test fees are neither refundable nor transferable
    • Seats are limited for compulsory test, and limited to 16 for oral test. 

    How to prepare

    1. Group courses: we offer group courses from A1 to C1 levels in Wanchai, Jordan and Shatin. Not sure what your level is? Click here to make a Placement test.  Our staff will contact you to discuss course options.
    2. Private tuition: personalised training and flexible scheduling, private tuition is a great way to get ready before your exam. Visit our website for more details or contact us at
    3. Resources:
      1. Radio France International: practice for the listening examination.
      2. Didier FLE: online activities to prepare for TCF.
      3. TV5MONDE: online activities to prepare for TCF.
      4. CIEP: a list of useful resources.
      5. Our multimedia library also stocks a variety of books to help you prepare for the TCF.
      6. Not sure what your level is? Take this free online self-assessment created by the CIEP and RFI (page in French).


    About three weeks after the tests, we will inform you by email to collect the certificates issued by CIEP of the French Ministry of Education.

    Candidates from Mainland China - we may arrange the certificate to be sent by SF Express (paid by receiver).
    Candidates from other countries - we may arrange the certificate to be sent by Speedpost, but you have to inform us and pay the relevant courier fees in advance.

    N.B. Results will NOT be disclosed via phone or email.

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