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TFI - Test de Francais International

The Test de Francais International, TFI, was developed to evaluate and certify the French language proficiency of non native French speakers in the workplace. The TFI is recognized as proof of a person's French language competence by businesses, universities, technical colleges and business schools worldwide, when considering potential candidates for admission into their organizations.

The TFI Listening & Reading test is the most-used French language proficiency test for the assessment of Business French listening and reading skills worldwide. 

Test Format

  • Non-incremental placement test (no pass-or-fail system)
  • Paper and pencil
  • Administered in authorized TFI test centers
  • Individual test sittings available by appointment


Listening: 100 multiple choice questions in 45 min.
Reading: 100 multiple choice questions in 75 min.

Language Level

A1-C1 in accordance with the Common European Frame of Reference

Test Length

120 min. test duration


Evaluation and certification of French language skills at a specific point in time for students, graduates, job applicants and professionals, who may require evidence of their language skills for their studies or jobs. The test can also be used as an aid to monitor the learning progress of individual's participating in language training programs.


  • Score report with scaled score (10 - 990)
  • Individual analysis of strengths and weaknesses
  • Correlation table with CER mapping and Can-Do-Statements 
  • Certificate (optional)
  • Score evaluation within 7 business days, excl. postal time
  • Express evaluation on demand

Examination dates

Examination Start time Grade Price
TFI exam 22.08.2020 Saturday 10:00 a.m. A1-C1 from 210 EUR*

*upon consultation 25,00 EUR, only for non-inlingua Köln students.

How can I register for a TFI language exam or the preparation course?

We would be happy to answer your questions about exams and our TFI preparation courses on 0221 2575790. Call us – we will make time for you! Or make an appointment for an informative consultation directly at inlingua Köln.

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