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E-TEF CANADA & E-TEFAQ 

Alliance Française de Lagos is holding several tests to assess your level of French for canadian immigration procedures :

· E-TEF CANADA (Test d’Évaluation de Français)

· E-TEFAQ (Test d’Évaluation de Français pour l’Accès au Québec)

WHAT IS E-TEF CANADA / E-TEFAQ?

E-TEF Canada and E-TEFAQ are directed to candidates who want to assess their level of proficency in French for immigration applications to Canada, or Québec, or for Canadian citizenship application. It is recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities (MICC) in Québec as an official proof of language proficiency. It is an assessment and proof of your French language proficiency at the time you take the test, and it is valid for two years.

DETAILS & FEES

E-TEF CANADAE-TEFAQ
Listening comprehension
Oral expression
Written comprehension
Essay
Listening comprehension
Oral expression
Valid for 2 yearsValid for 2 years
190.000 Nairas85.000 Nairas

FOR WHOM?

Anyone can sit for E-TEF Canada or E-TEFAQ to get a proof of language proficiency in French. You can take the test at Alliance Française de Lagos, whether you took French classes at Alliance or not.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It is compulsory to strictly follow the registration process & deadlines as well as the rules and regulations of Alliance Française de Lagos. The test is computer-based. During the test, 4 modules will evaluate your level of proficiency in oral and written skills:

Compréhension écrite (reading): 60 minutes – 50 questions – 300 points

Compréhension orale (listening): 40 minutes – 60 questions – 360 points

Expression écrite (writing): 60 minutes – 2 topics – 450 points

Expression orale  (speaking): 15 minutes – 2 topics – 450 points

The level of proficiency is assessed on a 7 level scale : from 0 for most basic skills to 6 for complete fluency. These levels corresponds to the A1 to C2 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) which are also the levels in use for french classes at Alliance Française de Lagos. It’s also equivalent to the 12 levels of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). The higher your level in French is at the time you take the test, the higher you’ll score at E-TEF and E-TEFAQ.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR E-TEF?

Once registration has been completed, log-in details will be sent to candidates to have access to the online preparatory platform PrepMyFuture which is directed to candidates who already have an intermediate or advanced level of proficiency in French and already registered for the test: it focuses on the technical aspects of E-TEF or E-TEFAQ and helps to practise the different types of exercises to be done during the test.

For additional tutoring, candidates with a B1 Intermediate Level can register for private preparatory classes which come in 5 hour and 10 hour packages respectively. These preparatory classes can be held online or in person according to personal preference. To register for private lessons once registered for E-TEF, send an email to the following address: certification2.lagos@afnigeria.org.

HOW IS E-TEF ORGANIZED?

READINGWRITINGGRAMMARLISTENINGSPEAKING
50 questions2 subjects required40 questions60 questions2 subjects required
Understand written documents (overall or detailed understanding)Write the sequel of an anecdote; express and justify your point of view about a general topic.Use vocabulary and grammar structures in a correct and adequate manner.Understand spoken French from different French-speaking areas (overall or detailed understanding)Obtain information about a service; argue to convince someone to do something.
Posters, signs, boards, mail, press articles…The beginning of a press article, of an argumentative statement.Gapped sentences and press articles.Messages left on a voicemail service, public announcements, street interviews, radio excerpts …Advertisements, little ads, prospectus.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

WHAT MUST I DO AS A CANDIDATE WITH A BEGINNER LEVEL?

If you need to get ready for the E-TEF Canada or E-TEFAQ, Alliance Française de Lagos offers French classes year-round. You can check our general course programme to find a class that suits your schedule. Candidates with a beginner or Intermediate level can register to take a course at any of our Centres.

ARE THERE OTHER LINKS FOR PERSONAL TRAINING?

Application Français 3.0

You can download a mobile application “français 3.0” to practise and better understand the E-TEF format. This app can be downloaded for free on your smartphone (IOS - Android) or tablet on the CCIP website here.

Online tutorials

Available with free access on the French Language Centre's website here. These tutorials will give you a complete overview of the organization and structure of each test, and the evaluation of your exam. It is strongly advised that you consult this link before the day of the test.

Online tutorials

Available with free access on the French Language Centre's website here. These tutorials will give you a complete overview of the organization and structure of each test, and the evaluation of your exam. It is strongly advised that you consult this link before the day of the test.

Online activities

Here is a list of links where you will find grammar lessons, activities and self-assessment exercises to improve yourself and to evaluate your level of French:

https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr/collection-all

https://savoirs.rfi.fr/fr/recherche/rubrique/apprendre

http://www.bonjourdefrance.com/grammaire-francaise/exercice-avance

https://www.leplaisirdapprendre.com/portfolio/activites-fle-en-ligne/

https://www.leplaisirdapprendre.com/applications/

WHAT INFORMATIONS APPEAR ON MY CERTIFICATE?

For E-TEF Canada and E-TEFAQ, your certificate includes the number of points you obtained for each of the tested skills. Next to this number appears your European level (A1 -> C2). However, the Canadian immigration body has a sharper scale with 12 levels (from 1 to 12), and they use this system to evaluate your immigration file. For each evaluated skill, you will receive a number of points, out of a maximum. This number of points equals a CERF level that is also stated on your certificate.

I LIVE FAR AWAY FROM LAGOS, HOW CAN I PICK UP MY CERTIFICATE?

Certificates for these two exams; E-TEF Canada and E-TEFAQ are sent by email. Ensure you provide a functional email through which you desire to receive the soft copy of your certificate on your registration form.

I LOST MY CERTIFICATE. CAN I ASK FOR A DUPLICATE?

Yes, but only once, and it is a chargeable service. It can only be requested from the CCIP.

I HAVE AN E-TEF CANADA AND I WANT TO MIGRATE TOWARDS QUEBEC. IS MY E-TEF CANADA ACCEPTED IN THIS SITUATION?

Yes, it will, because you will have passed the four compulsory sections.

I HAVE AN E-TEFAQ CERTIFICATE AND I WANT TO MIGRATE TOWARDS CANADA, CAN IT WORK?

No, you must pass the E-TEF Canada exams.

I NEED TO MISS WORK TO BE ABLE TO SIT FOR THE EXAM. WHAT DO I DO?

We can provide you a certificate stating that you will be setting for your exam on a particular day and hours.

I DON’T LIVE IN NIGERIA, AND I NEED AN E-TEF ASAP. IS MY CERTIFICATE GOING TO BE VALID IF I SIT FOR IT IN ANOTHER COUNTRY THAN THE ONE I RESIDE IN?

Absolutely! There is no obligation stating that you must sit for your exam in the country you live in.

WHEN AM I GOING TO RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Except the speaking skill which is recorded here (and evaluated in Paris), all the other sections are sent to France and corrected there. We basically cannot give you a formal answer about this matter, because it depends on the time of the year, and the number of sessions in other countries too. CCIP informs that it generally takes between 4 and 6 weeks for the results to be sent directly to candidates by email.

I REGISTERED FOR E-TEF BUT I CANNOT MAKE IT. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

If you cannot make it due to illness, unannounced professional reasons, death of a loved-one, the candidate shall present a documentary proof to Alliance Française de Lagos; medical certificate, employer certificate… The possibility to register for a later date does not depend solely on the AF, but on the CCIP that will examine your case.

I WOULD LIKE TO SIT FOR THE E-TEF AGAIN, IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Yes, it is! However, the candidate must wait for 30 days before sitting for the second test. Otherwise, the CCIP will not be able to accept you as a candidate.

DO I HAVE TO PASS ALL SECTIONS AGAIN, OR CAN I CHOOSE?

Both Canadian and French immigration bodies require that you provide one and only one certificate reference number. This is the reason why you have to sit for all the sections again.

RECOMMENDATIONS

E-TEF Canada or E-TEFAQ is not a short-term project. It requires time to get prepared in order to obtain a sufficient score for your immigration application project. We recommend an intermediate / upper intermediate level in French (B1 / B2) to take the E-TEF or E-TEFAQ and obtain satisfactory results: Alliance Française de Lagos cannot be held accountable if a candidate does not reach her or his targeted level / score.

HOW TO REGISTER?

You can only register via email at: certification2.lagos@afnigeria.org

Once request has been made, you will be given a reference number which must be used as bank transaction details/remarks or history where applicable. For registration, you need to provide a copy of the biodata page of your international passport, a passport photograph and a proof of payment to our bank account.

Any registration without a reference number is invalid.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

There shall be no postponement or refund once registration of any exams is over. If candidate is unable to present himself or herself, preplanned or unforeseen absence, no refund or no credit will be possible.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

NEXT SESSION DATESREGISTRATION UNTIL JULY 2Oth

OCT 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th & 30th.

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