Assessment and Examination

  • French

The Test de connaissance du français (TCF) is a language placement test for non-native speakers of French. It is administered by France Education International (formerly the Centre international d'études pédagogiques or CIEP) for the French Ministry of Education. It fulfils French language entry requirements, can be used to demonstrate language ability for job applications or for personal use, and is used by Québec for immigration procedures.

The TCF follows the European standards for language tests as set forward in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, divided in six levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.

The DELF and DALF are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education through France Education International to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.

There are six independent diplomas, which correspond, respectively, to the six levels of the Council of Europe' s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.

TCF and DELF-DALF examinations are no longer administered at SLI|FIU. For a list of approved exam centers outside of France, please visit the France Education International Approved Exam Centers page.

  • Portuguese

Granted by Brazil's Ministry of Education, CELPE-Bras is the only Brazilian certificate of proficiency in "Portuguese as a foreign language" officially recognized by the Brazilian government.

Organized by Anísio Teixeira National Institute of Education Research (INEP), the CELPE-Bras evaluates the oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral production and written production of Portuguese Language. It is granted in four levels: intermediate, high intermediate, advanced and high advanced.

The exam is offered by Florida International University twice a year. For more information, please contact Professor Augusta Vono at