Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Test de Connaissance du Français - TCF


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Welcome to our TCF website!
The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) is a language placement test for non-native speakers of French. Our French Section, Faculty of Arts and Humanities is organising the TCF once again for everyoneinterested in French and would like to take a French language test in Hong Kong. If you would like to test your proficiency level in the French language, it is definitely an opportunity for you! Please feel free to let your friends and colleagues know about this opportunity.

Main website of French Section, UOWCHK/CCCU:

Recognition of TCF

The TCF is administered by the Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP) for the French Ministry of Education. French Higher Education authority, university authorities, university language centres in France and abroad, different educational institutions responsible for French language teaching and learning may also recognise the TCF. You may find out more information of the TCF on the CIEP official website: http://www.ciep.fr/en/tcf.

The grading scale used to evaluate the language proficiency of candidate is translated into 11 languages so as to help educational institutions and employers understand the TCF and offer a benchmark of the abilities of the certificate holders.

Reasons for taking TCF
  • Personal: An evaluation of your comprehensive skills in French language is provided - Compulsory examinations - listening, grammatical structures, reading; Optional examinations - writing, speaking. It also provides a snapshot of your proficiency level in French language at the time you take the test.
  • Academic: The accreditation of TCF is designed for candidates according to international standards. The TCF is recognised by higher educational institutions, universities, authorities, as meeting French language requirements for entry.
  • Professional:The certificate of TCF is a benchmark of French language abilities of candidates. It could be used to endorse job applications or applications for any professional promotion.
Content and Structure of TCF

The compulsory part of TCF is divided into three multiple-choice tests:

  • Listening (25mins)
  • Grammatical Structures (15-20mins)
  • Reading (45mins)

A certificate regarding the result of TCF will be offered to candidates. The TCF result ranges from level A1 to level C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
(*Only compulsory examinations of TCF are provided in UOWCHK/CCCU.)

Preparation for taking TCF

You may listen to audio recordings, read and do language exercises, watch audio-visual documents and French TV, practice on the internet. In particular, you may complete on-line training sessions on the TCF page, TV5 website: http://www.tv5.org/cms/chaine-francophone/enseigner-apprendre-francais/TCF-FLE/p-6817-Accueil-TCF.htm

For detailed information and examples of past examination papers, please visit the TCF section, CIEP website: http://www.ciep.fr/en/tcf/tcf.php

Test Date, Time, Venue and Fees

The date, time, venue, and fees for taking the TCF in UOWCHK/CCCU are scheduled as follows:

Test Date:

14 July 2020 (Tuesday)

Test Time:

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Test Duration:



UOWCHK/CCCU (Telford Annex), Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Kowloon Bay MTR Exit B)

Test Fees:


Registration and Payment Deadline:

12 June 2020 (Friday), 23:59



The TCF Test fees have to be paid via Bank Transfer to the order of:

UOW College Hong Kong
(Bank Code 024) (A/C number: 359-300001-006)
Bank Name: Hang Seng Bank Limited

The link and QR code for registering the TCF in UOWCHK/CCCU are as follows:


The deadline for registration and payment is 12 June 2020, 23:59. 

Please send the softcopy of the receipt to FAH General Office (fah@cccu.edu.hk) on or before 12 June 2020, 23:59. Please note your registration will be cancelled if you do not pay for the TCF before the deadline.  Late application is NOT accepted.

For any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3442-9729 or via vbouchon@cityu.edu.hk (Ms. BOUCHONNET Delphine Valerie).