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Hyderabad centre for TEF

ALONG WITH the United States of America and the United Kingdom, France is also emerging eventually as a hub for Indian students desirous of higher studies overseas, for an international resume.

While the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam is mandatory for students wanting to migrate to the U.S or U.K, Test d'evaluation de francais or TEF is the equivalent for students bound for France. Following the recent agreement that was signed by the network of Alliance Francaise and the Canadian High Commission in October 2002, Alliance Francaise de Hyderabad has been granted the status to become one of the TEF centres from the year 2003 onwards. Until this year, TEF was conducted only at Delhi and Mumbai.

TEF is an exam of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Paris (CCIP), which evaluates the proficiency of the candidate in the French language. It targets all those who want to assess their level in French, aspire to immigrate to Canada or pursue higher education in France or other French speaking countries. The TEF certificate is recognised all over the world.

The exam comprises of three compulsory sub-tests and two optional sub-tests, which will assess the four main linguistic abilities: oral and written expression, oral and written comprehension. The first TEF exam for the year 2003 is on March 28. The registration will be open from February 1 to March 1, 2003.

For all those candidates who wish for guidance to prepare for TEF, the Alliance Francaise de Hyderabad will be starting a 25-hour - TEF module, to commence from March 3. The minimum advised qualification for attending the module is successful completion of level 200 (the 160-hour course) at the Alliance Francaise. Registration for the crash course will be open from February 1 to February 28, 2003. For more details, contact TEF in-charge Manisha Deshbandhu on 27700734/36.

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