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FAQ

  1. How is “Alliance Française” pronounced?
    Ah-lee-ahnce Frahn-sez.
  2. Is it the authorized centre for French language training?
    Yes, Alliance francaise is under the authority of the French Embassy in India and Fondation Alliance francaise represented by the DGAF (Délégation Générale de l’Alliance Française d’Inde et du Nepal), which coordinates and runs the existing network of Alliances françaises in India and Nepal, both for its teaching and cultural activities.
    16 Alliances francaises are located in India and (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Karikal, Kolkata, Mahe, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pondicherry, Pune and Trivandrum) and 1 in Nepal, in Katmandou.
  3. Who certify the certificates?
    Alliance Française network is the Official Center for the following French Exams and Certifications:
    – DELF/DALF – following the national calendar decided by the French Embassy – Institut Français en Inde
    – TCF – depending of your Alliance Française schedule
    – TCFQ – depending of your Alliance Française schedule
    – TEF – depending of your Alliance Française schedule
    – TEFaQ – depending of your Alliance Française schedule
    – DFP B2 and DFP C1 – depending of your Alliance Française schedule
    They are official diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education and Economy to certify your command of the French language.
  4. Can join directly to the higher level (A2/B1/B2) without doing the first level?
    The DELF/DALF etc are independent diplomas. The candidate may thus directly register for the examination of their choice.
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  5. How much time does it take to cover the first 4 levels [DELF]?
    Minimum 600Hours-18months
  6. Are DELF and DALF valid everywhere?
    Yes. DELF and DALF receive the recognition enjoyed by all official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education. These certificates have LIFE TIME VALIDITY
  7. What is TCF?
    The TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) is the French language test awarded by the French Ministry of Education. The TCF is a standardized, graded and calibrated test designed using an extremely rigorous method that makes it a genuine measuring instrument, whose results are consistent.
    The marks are valid for 2 years from the date on which you took the test. The end date of the validity period is shown on the certificate issued to the candidate.
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  8. What is the TEF?
    The TEF – Test d’Evaluation de Français is designed to assess the level of French language of people who are not native French speakers. It is useful if you need to evaluate your French skills for Canadian Immigration, French Universities or for work. The certificate sent to you is valid for one year.
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  9. What is the TEF for Québec (TEFaQ)?
    The TEFaQ is a specific version of the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) which has been elaborated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France (CCI Paris Ile-de-France) based on the request of the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Québec (MICC) to assess French language competency in those wishing to emigrate to Québec.
    The TEFaQ is composed of a listening comprehension module and an oral expression module. You must take both to complete your test.
    • Listening Comprehension (60 items – 40 minutes)
    • Oral Expression (35 minutes)
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  10. Do we offer online courses?
    No, we do not offer any online courses but many websites are available to accompany you in your learning process. Your teacher will let you know about the most important ones.
  11. How many centers do you have in Kerala?
    Two centers: Alliance Francaise de Trivandrum and its Annexe in Kochi
  12.  Does the Alliance Française provide translation or interpreting services?
    Alliance Française de Trivandrum offers a translation and interpreting service geared to provide solutions to your French and English language barriers. All translations get certified for the French Embassy and consular services.
    For more information click here
  13. What are the benefits of becoming a member of the Alliance Française de Trivandrum?
    -To benefit from reduced rates on our language courses and our workshops
    -To receive a personal invitation to our cultural programmes
    – To avail our library facilities with a wide range of books, French film DVDs and  music CDs
    -To benefit of WIFI in the entire premises
    – To receive our newsletter 6 times a year directly in your mail box
    -To be a voting member at Annual General Meetings.
    For more information click here
  14. How can I access Alliance Française library?
    You can have access to the library by becoming a member of Alliance Française de Trivandrum or by taking a subscription to the library.
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  15. What activities exist that will help me to learn more about the France, French culture and Francophonie?
    Our rich array of cultural events, including films, workshops, conferences, exhibitions and performances brings you closer to France and gives you a taste of French in your city. All are welcome to our events.
    For more information click here
  16. What are your hours of operation?
    We are open:
    Monday through Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm

    Sunday Closed