TCF certification

A TCF exam center for South-West of France

You have to certify your level in French but you can’t find a place quickly for an exam in Toulouse, Bordeaux or Pau ? The Auch center has the flexibility to organize a session for each variation of the TCF (IRN – TP – Canada – Quebec) each month and to accept your registration no later than one week before the exam. This is why our center welcomes applicants from all over the region and even beyond.

ACCESSIBILITY

Please contact us for any specific request or clarification you may need (scheduling, special needs…)

Our accessibility policy for people with disabilities can be consulted on our website or at our office.

Take the TCF

Since September, 2022, 100% of candidates who answered our surveys say they are “globally satisfied” (79.3% say they are “very satisfied”) to have taken their TCF with NATIF.  August 2023 – 31 questionnaires.

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are "very satisfied" with the ease of registration and the answers to their questions

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say they are "very satisfied" with the reception and conditions for taking the exam in our premises

Which TCF ?

The TCF is the French Knowledge Test organized by France Éducation International under the supervision of the Ministry of national education, of youth and sports. Depending on your project, find out which test is right for you :

You want to obtain French nationality
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Objective B1

Your naturalization file must include a document certifying a level B1 or more of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) The TCF Intégration, Résidence, Nationalité (TCF IRN) meets the provisions of the decree of December 30, 2019 of the Ministry of the Interior relating to the control of knowledge of the French language for applicants for the acquisition of French nationality.

You are applying for a long-term resident card
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Objective A2

You will have to attest to a command of French at level A2 or above of the CEFR. The TCF Intégration, Résidence, Nationalité (TCF IRN) will assess your level in compliance with Decree No. 2016-1456 of October 28, 2016 and the order of February 21, 2018 of the Ministry of the Interior.

You must certify your level in French for academic (students, future students, interns…), professional (employees or future employees…) or personal reasons

The TCF all public (TCF TP) is for you.

You plan to immigrate to Canada and must certify your level.

You plan to immigrate to Canada and must certify your level. The TCF Canada is an accredited test by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). TCF Canada is also recognized by the Ministry of Inclusion, Francization and Immigration (MIFI) for an immigration application in the province of Quebec.

If you wish to immigrate to Quebec, the TCF Quebec has been designed to meet the requirements of the Quebec authorities which make compulsory and systematic the passing of standardized French tests and exams as part of the procedures for obtaining the Quebec selection certificate (CSQ) leading to the issuance of a permanent visa.

Take a TCF with the Natif association

To register, contact us as soon as possible so that we can pre-register for the session of your choice. Each candidate will take the collective oral comprehension, written comprehension and written expression tests, depending on the variation of the TCF of their choice, on a computer provided by the center.
The oral expression test will consist of an individual interview with an examiner authorized by France Éducation international.

At the end of your exam, you will leave with the provisional results (except the results of the oral and / or written tests).

The final results will be communicated to you a dozen days later.

Please note that the certificate is now in digital format.

Testimonies

A warm, human welcome. You feel at ease as soon as you take your first step at NATIF. To be encouraged and recommended.

Youcef

Toulouse - mars 2022

These two girls made the TCF exam much less stressful, they explained everything in detail and were ready to answer all questions (except the exam questions of course!)

Tom

Mirande - février 2022

We would like to thank the whole team for the welcome, the assistance and the kindness with which this test took place.

TCF avril 2023

How to come ?

Auch? It’s not far !

To come by public transport, here are the regular lines serving Auch :

Toulouse - Auch (by train)

Toulouse - Auch (by bus)

Agen - Auch (by bus)

Condom - Auch (by bus)

Aire-sur-Adour - Auch (by bus)

Tarbes - Auch (by bus)

Montauban - Auch (by bus)

We will welcome you in our premises :

13 Boulevard Roquelaure
32000 AUCH

By carpooling : many candidates come from Toulouse. Do not hesitate to look at carpooling sites.

Accessibility for people with disabilities : contact us.

Health information

We will welcome you in accordance with the sanitary instructions. The place you will occupy during your individual interview will have been disinfected before your visit and will be after.

A distance of at least one meter will be respected between each candidate’s table.

On the day of the exam, please adhere to the following health protocol. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to access the examination rooms.

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Only the candidate will be admitted to our premises.

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You will have to disinfect your hands upon entering, hydroalcoholic gel is available to you.

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Please wait at the reception for the examiner to pick you up.

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You will bring your own pen to sign the signatures and your own headphones (or headphones) in order to take the tests on the computer.

* In the event of illness, your examination will of course be reimbursed or will be postponed upon presentation of a medical certificate.

FAQ’s

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How long is my TCF valid for ?

Your certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of delivery of the results.

How long does it take to get the test results?

The final certificates will be sent to you by email 10 to 15 working days (depending on the TCF) after the exam. They are completely dematerialized. The paper version no longer exists

I am not sure which type of TCF I should choose ?

The France Éducation International site can help you or contact us.

How do I train for the TCF ?

We recommend that you do the training sessions or test yourself in real conditions on the TV5 site.

If you want to follow a personalized training to prepare for the TCF, consult our tailor-made training. You will find different sessions taught by a certified trainer-examiner to best meet your needs.

I'm not sure I have the level.

Contact us. We can offer you tailor-made training to prepare for the TCF.

Are there any exemptions for the TCF ?

On the France Éducation International website, click on the TCF of your choice. Any exemptions are presented there.

How much does the TCF cost ?

Here are our prices.

TCF  IRN
4 tests (oral expression, oral comprehension, written comprehension, written expression) 160€
for the long-term resident card or access to French nationality  Level A2 or B1
TCF “Tout Public Compulsory tests 3 tests (oral comprehension, mastery of language structures, written comprehension) 120€
Complementary tests Oral expression 60€
Written expression 60€
TCF for Québec Oral comprehension + oral expression 120€
4 tests (oral expression, oral comprehension, written comprehension, written expression) 220€
4 tests 220€
TCF for Canada

If you are an employee, taking the TCF alone cannot be financed by Mon compte formation. However, in the context of a training course preparing you for the TCF IRN, financing can be envisaged. Please consult our “Tailor-made training” page.

 

How long is the exam ?

It all depends on the TCF and the tests you will take. Allow half a day to complete. For more details, contact us.

I did not reach the requested goal ?

If you do not obtain the desired level, you will be able to retake the exam but will have to wait 30 days between each sitting. You will have to take all the tests again.

Do I need a specific level to take the TCF ?

No diploma is required but it is imperative to know how to read and write. As three of the tests are computer-based, it is also important to be able to use a computer mouse and a keyboard.

Contact us

A question about our training courses, our TCF exams?
Fill in the form below, or contact us directly by email or telephone.

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13 Boulevard Roquelaure
32000 Auch

contact@natif.fr

05 62 63 45 16

06 83 53 99 27