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TCF Preparation in Saigon

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Prepare TCF Exam in Ho Chi Minh City

TCF or Test de Connaissance du Francais ( French Knowledge Test) is an official examination approved by the French Ministry of Education.

As for the TOEFL or the TOEIC, every TCF candidate gets a diploma after his exams, where he is given one of the six levels (from A1 to C2) of the skill scales defined by the European Council. This diploma is valid for two years following the date of execution of the test.

The TCF is composed as the following :

Three mandatory tests
Two complementary tests
76 items
1 h 25
Oral Comprehension
29 items
25 minutes
1 h 12

Oral Expression

12 minutes

Mastering the Language’s Structures 
18 items
15 minutes

Written Expression

60 minutes

Written Comprehension
29 items
45 minutes

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Detail of the Tests :

  • Oral Comprehension : small conversations, daily life discussions, but also presentations and radio contents.
  • Written Comprehension : MCQ on instructions, informations, reports, press articles, etc.
  • Mastering the Language’s Structures : Conjugation and grammar MCQ.
  • Oral Expression : self introduction, basic interactions (advices …), and social debates.
  • Written Expression : opinions, notes of short articles.

Why take the TCF ?

  • Taking stock of his knowledge of French : Via its five possible tests, the candidate for the TCF has clear targets to improve his language skills in different areas.
  • Study in France : lTCF is taken into account for the admission of non-French nationals in the higher education institutions (universities, colleges, art schools, architecture schools, business schools ). Note that it is possible to pass either a classic TCF or TCF DAP (Application for Admission Prerequisite). Read more on the TCF DAP.
  • Find a job in France : TCF is a plus for foreign nationals wishing to expand their CV to apply for a job in France.
  • Settle in Quebec : as part of an immigration procedure in Quebec, you have to assess your level of French. For this, a TCF Québec was created.  Read more on the TCF Québec.
  • Ask for French Nationality : whether it is an application through marriage or naturalization, TCF ANF (Access to French Nationality), existing since 2012, fixed at level B1 the level required by the French Republic. The TCF ANF has a duration of 45 minutes and involves only the oral tests. Are exempt from passing this test holders of a DELF / DALF diploma (equivalent or higher level)Read more on the TCF ANF.

A TCF ANF is mandatory to obtain French nationality

Where to pass the TCF in Vietnam ?


Institut français du Vietnam

24 Trang Tien
Telephone : 84439362164 – Fax : 84439362165
Email : – Website :

Ho Chi Minh City

IDECAF Institut d’Echanges Culturels avec la France

31, Thai Van Lung Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone : 84-8-38-27-43-55 – Fax : 84-8-38-27-43-54
Email : – Website :


Institut français

1 Lê Hông Phong
Telephone : 84-54-3-82-26-78 – Fax : 84-54-3-82-08-72
Email :


Other information on the TCF in Vietnam

TCF French Lesson Prices

in Groups of 5

VND 330,000

Private Tutoring

VND 750,000