The aim of the TCF is to evaluate, at a given moment, the ability of a candidate to use French for general purposes in social, holiday, professional or academic situations.
No specific preparation is required, as in theory language practice of any kind prepares candidates for taking the test: radio, television, press, conversation, etc.
However, there are a few resources that can help you to familiarise yourself with the test format:
- Focus : a list of books and websites to prepare the TCF.
- Training for the TCF oral speaking examination on the RFI website (link is external).
- Familiarise yourself with the questions given in the TCF sessions (link is external) on the TV5Monde website.