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TCF TP (tout public)

TCF TP (Test de Connaissance du Français Tout Public) is a French language test certifying the French language level of non-Francophone speakers. It is designed and distributed by France Education International  (former CIEP – International Centre for Educational Studies). Inflexyon French Examination centre in Lyon holds approximately 5 TCF Tout Public sessions each year.

You might need TCF Tout public certificate if you want to enrol in Francophone universities or if you apply for a job requesting a knowledge of French language. It is also requested by Préfécture for a French nationality (compulsory parts + speaking) and French resident card requests (compulsory parts + speaking + writing).

TCF Tout Public consists of :

  • 3 compulsory parts : listening, reading and grammar
  • 2 optional parts : speaking and writing

The aim of the test is to assess your general knowledge of French language. Unlike DELF and DALF exams, you do not need to choose the specific level for passing TCF Tout Public test. It is the test itself that will indicate your level accordingly to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages : A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. The test starts with easy questions and the difficulty increases with each question. You should count approximately 1h30 for the compulsory parts, 12 minutes for speaking and 1 hour for writing. The compulsory parts contains only questions with multiple choice and only one answer is correct for each question.

In order to avoid the stress during the exam, we recommend you to check the detailed description of the TCF test and the TCF Handbook.

Inflexyon offers the electronic version of TCF Tout Public. The electronic version allows candidates to see their score in compulsory parts immediately after the test.  The certificate with the results and level is available approximately one month after the test and it is valid for 2 years. 

TCF Tout Public in Lyon – dates, prices and registration 

If you want to improve your French level before sitting the TCF exam, we recommend you to register for our French classes in Lyon.

For more details, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be glad to help.