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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by njbybrthnly: 11:51am On Nov 15, 2018
You can send me a PM
bimbok2:
quote author=njbybrthnly post=72870963]



Please click the link in the quoted post to see the books I used. Didn't take traditional classes



Congratulations, can you please send me your number? I would like to speak with you. Thank you.
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by bimbok2: 12:32pm On Nov 15, 2018
njbybrthnly:
You can send me a PM

I have sent you a PM.
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Bellerin(m): 1:29pm On Nov 15, 2018
Mamaroon:


Bells....Bells....Wenger would be proud!!! Great tips and many many many hearty congratulations...

Truly getting distracted kills your listening. .....finishing the first and last 10 gives more time for the long passages in reading...confidence and ready phrases aids speaking and tenses may be the key to upping one's writing.

32 points don't mean anything anymore with the 10 points in your pocket...very well done sir! (Nairaland needs to add clapping and thumbs up as emoticons!!!!!...)

Thanks @Mamaroon! LOL @Wenger
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Guitarlife: 6:15pm On Nov 15, 2018
Bellerin:


Thanks @Mamaroon! LOL @Wenger
I have COPr already but this question is for my fiancee.
Is it possible for her to study and pass the french exam ? Atleast gather a few points to boost her crs ?

She does not speak any french now. How many months will it take for her to raise her proficiency enough ?

Thanks
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Bellerin(m): 6:35pm On Nov 15, 2018
Guitarlife:

I have COPr already but this question is for my fiancee.
Is it possible for her to study and pass the french exam ? Atleast gather a few points to boost her crs ?

She does not speak any french now. How many months will it take for her to raise her proficiency enough ?

Thanks

Yes. Frankly it is possible to study and pass the French exam.

Yes. There are 54 points up for grabs from TEF.

It goes without saying that if she commits consistent quality hours daily, she can move from Absolute Beginner to upper intermediate(B2) in less than a year.

It is possible to pass the TEF exam, given the way it is structured, preparing specifically for it in 6 months. It comes down to how many hours daily can she afford to commit?

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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by ontarioissauga: 7:00pm On Nov 15, 2018
njbybrthnly:
In my own case....from the scores they told me i got when I called...I have CLB 7 in all sections

CRS jumping from 415 to 457...I think I'm in shock

Congratulations on the ITA.

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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by ontarioissauga: 7:01pm On Nov 15, 2018
Bellerin:


Thanks @Mamaroon! LOL @Wenger
Just one point, you will get it in the next draw.

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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Bellerin(m): 7:05pm On Nov 15, 2018
ontarioissauga:

Just one point, you will get it in the next draw.

Thanks Boss! @ontarioissauga
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by ontarioissauga: 7:08pm On Nov 15, 2018
Bellerin:


Thanks Boss! @ontarioissauga
I love the French effort. I'm in it for survival sake.

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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by njbybrthnly: 7:34pm On Nov 15, 2018
ontarioissauga:

Congratulations on the ITA.

Merci beaucoup...but I don't have ITA yet o...am yet to get my attestation
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by njbybrthnly: 7:35pm On Nov 15, 2018
ontarioissauga:

I love the French effort. I'm in it for survival sake.
Ne t'inquiète pas...tu vas réussir
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by ontarioissauga: 7:55pm On Nov 15, 2018
njbybrthnly:


Merci beaucoup...but I don't have ITA yet o...am yet to get my attestation
D'accord. Qu'est-ce qu'une attestation?
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by ontarioissauga: 7:58pm On Nov 15, 2018
njbybrthnly:

Ne t'inquiète pas...tu vas réussir
Sûr.
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by njbybrthnly: 9:26pm On Nov 15, 2018
ontarioissauga:

D'accord. Qu'est-ce qu'une attestation?

C'est comme le TRF pour IELTS
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by ontarioissauga: 9:35pm On Nov 15, 2018
njbybrthnly:


C'est comme le TRF pour IELTS
Ne peut-il pas être formulé comme TRF?
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by njbybrthnly: 9:56pm On Nov 15, 2018
ontarioissauga:

Ne peut-il pas être formulé comme TRF?

Malheureusement...je ne sais pas. On verra
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by ontarioissauga: 10:07pm On Nov 15, 2018
njbybrthnly:


Malheureusement...je ne sais pas. On verra
Ça y est!
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by pyruvateluv(m): 8:41am On Nov 16, 2018
Guitarlife:

I have COPr already but this question is for my fiancee.
Is it possible for her to study and pass the french exam ? Atleast gather a few points to boost her crs ?

She does not speak any french now. How many months will it take for her to raise her proficiency enough ?

Thanks

Why don't both of you marry and add her up
I believe one can still add spouse after Copr
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Guitarlife: 10:03am On Nov 16, 2018
pyruvateluv:

Why don't both of you marry and add her up I believe one can still add spouse after Copr
Its not that easy, we havent gotten to a stage of marriage yet.

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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Guitarlife: 10:03am On Nov 16, 2018
pyruvateluv:

Why don't both of you marry and add her up I believe one can still add spouse after Copr
Its not that easy, we havent gotten to a stage of marriage yet.
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by pyruvateluv(m): 11:06am On Nov 16, 2018
Guitarlife:

Its not that easy, we havent gotten to a stage of marriage yet.

OK I see. She can as well get PGd from NOUN
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by olaone321: 7:18pm On Nov 16, 2018
njbybrthnly:

I'm still in shock o...had to tell them to send me the scores through email to be sure embarassed embarassed.
The verse for today on my Bible app sha sums up how I feel right now - "Now, our God, we give you thanks, and we praise your glorious name." - 1 Chronicles 29:13 GNB. I may have put in a lot of work yeah, but I know it's only by His grace that I got these perfect scores.

For those who don't know any french, I recommend you start by reading Schaum's outline of French grammar (my french bible). If you ask me, they explain all the rules explicitly (French has many rules sha...chai). Other books I found really useful are the Competences series - for expression and comprehension orale - they come with mp3s so you can listen to french speakers in many different situations, and french vocabulary books. If you can, you can also read french articles online on sites like Le Monde, le Parisien, Figaro etc - this will help with both your reading and writing.

I posted the link to download said books previously. Please check my posts. I printed most of the books sha...reading on a PC gives me headaches so I feel this helped a lot

Also, try to listen to french speakers everyday - listening to le journal en francais facile on RFI was a morning ritual for me. You could also subscribe to some french YouTube channels - Français avec pierre is my personal favourite but there are many other good ones (Propulse Training and Enseignement de FLE are good for TEF practice questions). It doesn't really matter if you don't understand a word they are saying at first, but with time you'll realize that even though you may not understand the words individually, you get the general meaning of what they are saying.

In addition, the prepmyfuture app is really important (thanks @mariah203 for recommending it), especially for the writing section. You'll discover that for part 2 (the letter writing part), the introduction and conclusion have a standard format (that may even be up to 80 words!). Once you have that, for the body of the letter, you just need to make sure you use logical connectors and your grammar is good

Going into the exam, I was most wary of the speaking part but it turned out to be the easiest - I don't think they pay attention to your grammar as long as you can communicate your point effectively. I posted some sample questions for the section A earlier sha - again please check my previous posts (Sorry no energy to look for it) and @Bellerin posted some useful tips for the second part.

An important point to note is that examination is not a true test of knowledge (my french still needs loads of work) but once you learn what is expected of you in the exam and practice, practice, practice...success is sure.

Just keep at it...finally we will all come here to give praises

Wow!! Congratulations!. Was it self study all through? How long did you study for? This is really inspiring
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by olaone321: 7:27pm On Nov 16, 2018
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Wow!! Congratulations!. Was it self study all through? How long did you study for? This is really inspiring. Can I send you a PM?
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by ezme(m): 7:43am On Nov 17, 2018
Salut!,

Anyone based in PH interested in an offline session for morale boosting please get in touch. I've been passively using Duolingo that's as much as it gets for now due to my schedule. I've not been able to find a window within Alliance Francais schedule that would fit my own work schedule. Posts here have been really helpful and i think I want to increase the 15 mins on Duolingo to actualy 2 hours a day and write TEF in April 2019.

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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by princesschuks: 10:54am On Nov 17, 2018
Someone please tell me it's possible.
Last time I studies French was Secondary school.
I want to start French lessons next month. 3 times a week then self study other days 3-4 hours a day.
Can I write the exam in April?
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Bellerin(m): 12:39pm On Nov 17, 2018
princesschuks:
Someone please tell me it's possible.
Last time I studies French was Secondary school.
I want to start French lessons next month. 3 times a week then self study other days 3-4 hours a day.
Can I write the exam in April?

Yes. It is within reach. You would need more time for Listening. You will be fine for Speaking, writing and Reading in 5 -6 months (of top quality work).

It literally comes down to your commitment.
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by princesschuks: 1:43pm On Nov 17, 2018
Thank you.



Bellerin:


Yes. It is within reach. You would need more time for Listening. You will be fine for Speaking, writing and Reading in 5 -6 months (of top quality work).

It literally comes down to your commitment.
Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by ayboye(m): 11:14am On Nov 18, 2018
This is a good thread, I am writing mine on November 24th at Yaba. Anyone writing that would love to practice and revise together?

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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Scard: 4:44pm On Nov 19, 2018
Hearty congratulations to you and @Bellerin.

Just a quick question, can you share your timeline, from the start of your current preparation to the actual exams?

I got a private teacher since may and I seem to be still far with regards to speaking and listening.

Do you think it is possible to pass if I take the AF revision module for 5 Saturdays prior to the February exams?

I am planning to study french from various sources between now and February for at least 3-4 hours daily













njbybrthnly:

I'm still in shock o...had to tell them to send me the scores through email to be sure embarassed embarassed.
The verse for today on my Bible app sha sums up how I feel right now - "Now, our God, we give you thanks, and we praise your glorious name." - 1 Chronicles 29:13 GNB. I may have put in a lot of work yeah, but I know it's only by His grace that I got these perfect scores.

For those who don't know any french, I recommend you start by reading Schaum's outline of French grammar (my french bible). If you ask me, they explain all the rules explicitly (French has many rules sha...chai). Other books I found really useful are the Competences series - for expression and comprehension orale - they come with mp3s so you can listen to french speakers in many different situations, and french vocabulary books. If you can, you can also read french articles online on sites like Le Monde, le Parisien, Figaro etc - this will help with both your reading and writing.

I posted the link to download said books previously. Please check my posts. I printed most of the books sha...reading on a PC gives me headaches so I feel this helped a lot

Also, try to listen to french speakers everyday - listening to le journal en francais facile on RFI was a morning ritual for me. You could also subscribe to some french YouTube channels - Français avec pierre is my personal favourite but there are many other good ones (Propulse Training and Enseignement de FLE are good for TEF practice questions). It doesn't really matter if you don't understand a word they are saying at first, but with time you'll realize that even though you may not understand the words individually, you get the general meaning of what they are saying.

In addition, the prepmyfuture app is really important (thanks @mariah203 for recommending it), especially for the writing section. You'll discover that for part 2 (the letter writing part), the introduction and conclusion have a standard format (that may even be up to 80 words!). Once you have that, for the body of the letter, you just need to make sure you use logical connectors and your grammar is good

Going into the exam, I was most wary of the speaking part but it turned out to be the easiest - I don't think they pay attention to your grammar as long as you can communicate your point effectively. I posted some sample questions for the section A earlier sha - again please check my previous posts (Sorry no energy to look for it) and @Bellerin posted some useful tips for the second part.

An important point to note is that examination is not a true test of knowledge (my french still needs loads of work) but once you learn what is expected of you in the exam and practice, practice, practice...success is sure.

Just keep at it...finally we will all come here to give praises

Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Bellerin(m): 5:39pm On Nov 19, 2018
Scard:
Hearty congratulations to you and @Bellerin.

Just a quick question, can you share your timeline, from the start of your current preparation to the actual exams?

I got a private teacher since may and I seem to be still far with regards to speaking and listening.

Do you think it is possible to pass if I take the AF revision module for 5 Saturdays prior to the February exams?

I am planning to study french from various sources between now and February for at least 3-4 hours daily

Before @njbybrthnly arrives to give you timelines, permit me to say this:

First of all, you're doing well despite your perceived lack of progress and taking a private teacher helps too. That feeling of not making progress is normal in language learning but you have to persist.

Let me continue by saying, the revision classes at AF will prepare you for TEF specifics as against a full blown language course. So there's a chance you'll need more than that (depending on your current French level).

Now for Listening and Speaking, you need to listen to a lot of French material to develop listening capabilities. Try resources with sub titles so you don't get frustrated. Improve your vocabulary quickly - this makes you a lot better.

Speaking (For TEF) is easier to hack: Give yourself specific daily objectives. For example ask yourself - Can I:
Give my opinion in French.
Describe something in French.
Call a store to ask for the price of an item in French.
Remind a friend of something he said in French...etc

Record yourself saying it. Give yourself daily tasks. Your speaking will tremendously improve in a short time.

The TEF is tricky because it requires CLB 7 in ALL areas to get 30 extra points which makes each of the 4 areas equally important. If you do devote 4 hours daily till February, you stand a decent chance at the minimum for Speaking, Writing, and Reading.....You would need to deep-fry yourself in French Audio Oil however for Listening.

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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by njbybrthnly: 7:29pm On Nov 19, 2018
Scard:
Hearty congratulations to you and @Bellerin.

Just a quick question, can you share your timeline, from the start of your current preparation to the actual exams?

I got a private teacher since may and I seem to be still far with regards to speaking and listening.

Do you think it is possible to pass if I take the AF revision module for 5 Saturdays prior to the February exams?

I am planning to study french from various sources between now and February for at least 3-4 hours daily


@Scard

I made the decision to take the TEF exam late March and did it in October so I guess I studied french actively for 6 months. I had a private tutor too for the first 6 weeks or so but I noticed I was unconsciously only studying french when I was with him.

Bellerin has pretty much said it all but I just want to add that you shouldn't put a limit to the number of hours you study french...it's a language not a course. Try to immerse yourself in it...if you are watching TV it should be a french channel or watch french movies, if you are listening to the radio, listen to french stations and podcasts, if you are surfing the Internet, visit french websites and join french groups on social media. You can even start speaking french to your close friends and family (the ones that know of your plans anyway smiley)- I speak french to my kids all the time - I believe this will help you to develop a natural rhythm and flow.

@ the bolded - I also went through the phase where it seemed like I wasn't making headway. The solution is to keep at it and in a short time you'll surprise yourself.


Bellerin:

.....You would need to deep-fry yourself in French Audio Oil however for Listening.


@ Bellerin

This your statement make sense die

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Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Bellerin(m): 7:37pm On Nov 19, 2018
@njbybrthnly

Lol. Your post is really inspiring. I'm certain if people follow your model and are committed to the language, they'll eventually succeed as you have. Cheers!

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