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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 10 by Framaro: 1:19pm On Dec 09, 2020
Hello all,
I have an appointment at Qlife for tomorrow but I won't be able to make it due to an emergency situation. If you are interested in swapping, pls send me a pm.
Thank you
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 10:05pm On Oct 02, 2020
Example of fait divers

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 9:46pm On Oct 02, 2020
As promised, here's one of the samples. I didn't include the address, introduction and conclusion since those ones are basically same format.

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 9:37pm On Oct 02, 2020
I explained clearly in my first write up. The person that taught me from A2 to. B2 is different from the lady that helped me to prepare for tef. I met the lady during prep classes for tef. She came to write the exam too so she's familiar with the tef structure.. The one that taught me is AF tutor(man) via online classes. At that time he wasn't so familiar with tef structure..


Chriswazo:


The online TEF instructor, is it the same woman u have out her number? You had earlier said man.
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 9:31pm On Oct 02, 2020
I've responded



Fabguen:


Your majesty! Would you like to make a guest appearance on a webinar focused on inspiring upcoming TEF aspirants? Sent a PM.
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:56am On Oct 02, 2020
I did online classes from A2 to B2. Started in January 2019, by June I was in B2. A1 was physical class though November-december 2018. I just contacted my teacher @ AF and we started.

Here's an advice to you, something I learnt the hard way during the course of this journey. Getting to B2 is different from preparing for tef. So don't be in a rush to write the exams. Give yourself enough time to prepare well and get it the first time. 160k no be small money ooo. The psychological effect too, can be very devastating. Just prepare well and you'll be fine with just one attempt




Amylew:
You are such an inspiration and you make it all seem so doable. With perseverance and fortitude of course. I am gingered to be more serious because frankly I get discouraged and wonder if I can ever get to expert level.

Thank you for taking us through the step by step of the psychology behind the numbering of the questions. I really appreciate
it. I observed the same that the first 10 to 20 questions for listening and reading are A1 level. I could even attempt some but as i went up, Hian embarassed embarassed embarassed

Quick question to you and to everyone.
Been on A1 since January because AF shut down.
Do you think an online class can take me from A2 to B2? I'm tired of AF and their time wasting. Imagine since January, they only just opened 2 days ago.

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:47am On Oct 02, 2020
Thank you Mamaroon. I don archive these awards and medals.

No one can completely understand these french people. New methods everyday.


Mamaroon:


Wo sis....manage this medal on top the award grin

I'm sure many will find this information very useful. LOL @ the statement on bold!

I still don't understand their rationale for giving candidates different questions in EE CBT though.

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:41am On Oct 02, 2020
Thank you so much.

Fabguen:
Thank you @Framaro for such a detailed and insightful write up! Chaii...you deserve another medal. Congratulations once more! All the best.

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:39am On Oct 02, 2020
I like your passion already. The physical class has it's own advantages, make good use of it. Make as many friends as possible, practice daily with them. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, it's all part of the learning process.

And I completely agree with Mamaroon, "no one can motivate you like you".
As far as monitoring your progress is concerned, I'm not sure how to do that. You can shed more light on what exactly you want d person to do. However, when the preparation for the exam starts, I'll be glad to give you pointers on what could be helpful.


[quote author=Chriswazo post=94468999]Passionate Appeal to the ogas and madams:

Please am asking for someone that I would be accountable to on my French progress. I think that's what I need now to keep progressing and firing up amidst all.

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:18am On Oct 02, 2020
Thanks @Justwise, Chriswazo and fagbuen.

justwise:


Done
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 9:06am On Sep 30, 2020
Thank you so much mamaroon for the award (lol) and thanks to everyone. Apologies, I haven't been able to respond to some messages. I had issues with my phone, it should be sorted out this week.
Here are a few hints though:
1. Tef in Lagos is now computer based(old gist right?) Anyways, the keyboard is qwerty and there's usually a tutorial on how to put the accents, so no worries there
2. Unlike the paper based exam where everyone is given the same question paper, with the computer based, you are on your own because everyone has different questions.
3. Time management is key so keep your eyes on the timer because some will automatically log you out once the time is up whether you are done or not

CE (Reading): Read those 102 passages in circulation. In fact, you can easily get 6points (clb 9 minimum) here. Questions 1-10 are usually A1 A2 levels, practice with the ones in circulation and you'd be fine. 11-13 usually bar chart, pie chart, table etc comparing two different things, nothing complicated here, again practice with tef 250 activities, tef objective reussite, past questions etc. 14-40 are usually passages, this is where those 102 passages come in handy. 41-45 arrange 4 statements in correct order. With continuous practice, you'll know just what to do. Sometimes you may not know the order of all 4 sentences, but one or two of them will usually let u know which should be first or last, then look at d options & voila, it'll make more sense. 45-50, very straight forward- interprete short sentences.

CO (Listening): I can't emphasize practice enough here. 1-20 usually not so complicated. 1-8 are pictures, identify the correct order. There will be be 4 pictures and 5 options. The good news is that you get to hear the conversation twice. So, listen the first time, pick the ones you can, then listen again to confirm what you have picked. 9-20. You identify category of telephone voice mails (family, friend, professional and advert) and why the person called. Again practice practice. 21-28, more like announcements, they'll ask where it was made and content of the message. Each announcement has two questions. From this point (question 20) you get to hear the message just once so beware.You have to listen ATTENTIVELY. Even if mosquito dey bite you, wait 1st, after the announcement, u fit kill am. I'm not even joking. 29-34, again short messages and the questions are on what type of message is it (Santa, fait diver, metro etc) you hear it once. 35-40 survey, they ask peoples' opinion on certain topics and you'd have to figure out if the person is for, against, did not say, for under certain conditions and you hear it once. 41-50, it gets complicated here, long messages. The good news is that with some diggings, you can see some passages in circulation. 51-60 seem simple enough yet if you're not careful, it's very easy to miss. They are true or false questions and you hear it once. They write a sentence, you listen to what is pronounced and answer true or false whether what was read correspond to what is witten. This is mostly A1 but fait attention, it's tricky.

EO (Speaking): Two sections A and B
Section A lasts 5mins, there's an advert, you ask questions to get more Info about the advert. My advice here: have a brief introduction: Eg: Suis-je bien au .... Je m'appele ... Suite a la lecture de votre announce, je me permet de vous contacter. Je suis vraiment interessée mais j'ai quelques questions a vous poser, avez vous un peu de temps à me consacrer? You can modify it to suit what you want or just compose your own. You are in total control of this section so make good use of it.
Section B (hmmnn), na here be d Koko. The examiner is your friend, you try to convince him to participate in something for 10mins! He'll be giving you excuses why he can't do it and you have to be giving counter reasons why he should. Practice with as many questions as you can lay your hands on.

EE (Writing, HHMMMNNN): I honestly don't even know what to advice here but this was what I did. I practiced with all the questions I could lay my hands on, sent them out for corrections. There are two sections A and B. Everything lasts 1hour. Note that section B carries more marks than section A so you have to decide how much time to allocate to each section. I did 35mins section B, 20mins section A, 5 mins for revision. I usually start with section B
Section A: Fait diver: They'll write a short part of a story and say complete it, 80 words minimum. Just read fait divers in Journaux and see how they structure it. There are some videos on YouTube you can use too Eg Mimi tef. Practice with as many past questions as you can get. In fact, when you finish practising with this section, you can even become a réalisateur because you go develop new skill in story telling.
Section B: Argumentative letter for or against. Almost all the topics disponibles are on Google. You can get points to argue for or against here. You can also have access to sample letters on Facebook group " comment section preparer au tef". Abeg try join d group, e get why. It's actually a gold mine. You can't do without practice here. For non native speakers, this is one area that can very easily rubbish all the C1 and C2 in other areas especially if you want that bonus mark. During practice, I realized quickly that some letters are so bizarre that it can take days to get points on those letters, I used to imagine what would have happened if I was given that letter on exam day without prior practice. If you no practice, wetin you gain? Just try. Pay attention to accents. Some people argue for and against. I just argued for and I was fine. The lady that helped me argued for (or against can't remember), she Sha picked one side and she scored 445/450. Those days AF Lagos used to send candidates the master sheet showing everyone's scores, so nothing was hidden. You can tell who scored what. But they have stopped that now. I try & conclusion are almost always the same, have those handy, make you know say na the points you go dey hustle for abi?

I'll stop here. When I'm able to access my phone, I'll post some samples. Merci beaucoup a tous


Mamaroon:


Framaro!!!!!!

Congratulations does not seem like a big enough greeting...ku ise!!! Very very very well done. As Fabguen said, you are the first Nigerian non-native speaker that me, I have seen with C (experienced/skilled user) all round...51 cool CRS points (if I am not mistaken)....for that you deserve an award. Oya take! See the number of FD and letters ah ahn!!!

Your story is an inspiration.....thanks for sharing. May God bless that lady that assisted you at no cost, may she never lack helpers.

Thanks for all the encouragement to those who are on the verge of giving up.

Good success to you and hubby with IELTS, watch out for their own writing test too o, they are always looking for the person they will give 6.5 instead of 7 or 7.5 grin.

#TheThingsWeDoForTheCanadianDream
#ThanksBeToGod
#FromSorrowToJoy
#C1SkilledUserOfTheFrenchLanguage

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 12:26pm On Sep 26, 2020
Thank you. I'll post a sample of the writing later. Listening was basically practicing with the ones in circulation and trying to understand y each answer was chosen and the others were not


captainhoo:

A very big congratulations to you. Your persistence is admirable. Congratulations again.


Please can you share with me a sample that you wrote of your writing and speaking draft (this final attempt). Also, your listening ressources asides the popular ones in the fb group.
Thanks in advance
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 12:05pm On Sep 26, 2020
Thank you. Unfortunately, her writing didn't scle through, so she's still on it, i believe somedzy, she'll share her testimony because she's determined

listowell:
@Framaro, felicitations ! How the lady you went to Cotonou with?
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:43am On Sep 26, 2020
Long post alert!

Hello everyone. Voici my tef result that i wrote in Lagos in August. God has honoured me.
Journey started almost two years ago at AF Yaba (now Ikoyi). Started from the very beginning because i couldn't even pronounce bonjour correctly. I never did french all through primary/secondary schools so it was as elementary as it gets! I couldn't continue the classes after A1( had a baby, traffic etc) so i got a private tutor from AF (a native french speaker) from A2 all the way to B2. He was really good and his fees were quite affordable for me. Unfortunately, he wasn't quite conversant with tef structure at the time, so i sha did some preparations before the exams.
Result: All B2; 2 clb 7 , 2 clb 6( writing & listening).
During the préparation classes at AF, I met a lady (a native french speaker). She became an angel sent from God. When i saw her result in writing (EE) 445/450, i quickly reached out to her and she accepted to help me. I focused soo much on writing that i neglected speaking since i passed it before.
Result of second attempt: I passed all except speaking. This time the preparation paid off because i passed writing. Ok na, i went back to her again, abeg, this time, it's speaking that i need to brush up. So after like 3weeks of preparation, i sat for the exam at Ikoyi.
Result of 3rd attempt: C2 in listening and reading, C1 in speaking and B2 in writing (306)! Oh i cried! Just 4 marks différence? Y dem no remove marks from reading & listening? I vex! Just as i dey para dey go, lockdown started. No exams, nothing! Hmmnnn.This French journey is not for the faint hearted. Sometimes it really may not go the way we planned.
Anyways, giving up was not an option, so i quickly got a new friend who had the same passion and similar result as moi, so we started practicing writing. From April till July. We wrote over 60 letters and over 70 fait divers! All the questions we could lay our hands on, we practiced with them. We felt cacked up for the exam & decided to go to Cotonou as there were no exams in Lagos
Result of 4th attempt: I passed all except speaking (had clb 6). Hmmnnn. So i go do excursion for Cotonou abi? D journey to Cotonou alone sef na perilous one (story 4 anoda day).
Anyways, went back to the first lady, abeg i don come again ooo, abeg epp me. She accepted! That's y i said she's God sent. Ok na, this time, I'm not leaving out any area, i practiced all with her.
Result of 5th attempt at AF Ikoyi. I passed all with C2 & C1, no B2 @ all! Chai! I wan run mad!
Did i mention that she didn't collect a dime from me all through this process? I have never seen someone as selfless as she is, used her data, airtime etc. That's the story of my life ooo.
The journey isn't over yet because my ieils is expiring in a few days and hubby is yet to write ielts cos I'll be 40 in a few months. So we need all the marks we can get.
I throway salut to Mamaroon, your story inspired me. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me when i posted my first result here, na Y i no gree give up. For those who are interested in affordable private tutors, she has some students now and charges are fair. 08073474774 That's her no.
And to those just starting the journey or have written and are at the verge of giving up, just know that it is doable. It may not be very straight forward, but it is doable.
Bonne jounée à tous and thanks for reading the long post!

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:33pm On Nov 28, 2019
Congrats Mamaroon, God really makes everything beautiful in His time. You are an inspiration to me personally. May the rest of the journey be smooth.
Congrats once again




Mamaroon:
#FirstOfAll.......I need to wax scriptural, abeg make una no vex...

Personalised pidgin version of Psalm 126:1 talk am say: "the way Papa God take help me ehn... e be like dream.....nah so so laff...a dey laff....singing follow ....see God o!"

It's TEF guys..."IN THE BAG"...as Bells would say!!! Isn't God good to ordinary me?

CO L C1 (312/360) CLB 9
CE R C1 (251/300) CLB 9
EO S B2 (314/450) CLB 7 (cutoff = 310....let my people go)
EE W C1 (367/450) CLB 8

To all those preparing and studying.....I truly wish you the very best....may your effort (time spent away from family and friends in classes, self study, immersion, money spent on tutors, exam registration, mega and giga bytes of data, travel costs) be crowned with God's mercy and may you have good success in Jesus name.

To those who have gone before.....Njbybrthnly, DanMisla, Bellerin, Ayboye, Mariah203, Ayandee....I troway salute!

Special mention to Scard, sister of life......you go still enter TEF hall of fame las las....I celebrate you already!

And to Etrange.....thanks for starting this thread and marking all my scripts dem.

Peace out peeps!

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 10:17pm On Nov 07, 2019
Nive result you had there. Congrats



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Cheers man.

I have not done the scores. I hope the B2 has not screwed me.



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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 10:36pm On Oct 30, 2019
Thanks Mamaroon

EE was 305
CO was 221
CE was 278
EO was 332



Mamaroon:


Courage Framaro!!! Almost there
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 10:36pm On Oct 29, 2019
10years work experience


Worldtaker:
It is your age that's dropping your pts, however, either you max IELTS or max TEF clb 7 is 6666, you will still fly.
How about your working experience? Is it up to 3 years? Your Msc is an advantage
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 8:44pm On Oct 29, 2019
I used my tef result, Almost 40! Msc



Worldtaker:
I hope u used the CLB 9 for the TEF, and not your TEF results?
Secondly, are you 33 and below?
Thirdly are u using 3years working experience?
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 8:04pm On Oct 29, 2019
Currently sitting at 448



Worldtaker:
simulate your scores here:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp
Put the highest score of TEF there, with this your IELTS score and let's know what you got.
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 5:17pm On Oct 29, 2019
I've maxed out ielts 8.5/8/8/8.
I had just completed b2 level before taking d tef exam. Im thinking of retaking the test but I'm thinking of CBT. Not sure yet




Worldtaker:
I don't know if you wanna try IELTS again, but if you can max it with this scores, you're already post 470 CRS. If not you can try TEF one more time. If I may ask, what was your proficiency level before attempting TEF?
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:20pm On Oct 29, 2019
Thank you. Merci beaucoup

DanMisla:


oh dear...perhaps you could have another go?
You seem pretty close.
Meilleurs voeux!
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:19pm On Oct 29, 2019
Thank you so much. I'll search for more info on it




Worldtaker:
Try AIIP , Atlantic pilot program
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:18pm On Oct 29, 2019
I got 11points and i need at least 30points from where i am right now





Enculer:


Hang on,

You mean you will not score extra points with what you got?

Even with IELTS as primary test?

Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 3:19pm On Oct 29, 2019
CE is essentially from those 85 texts
EO try to say something each time the examiner gives an excuse. I didn't really have a formula


Worldtaker:
You try o. But CO & EE. Can you share your experience how u got C2 and B2 in EO?

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 3:16pm On Oct 29, 2019
I didn't make it. I needed clb 7 all tru
Please i need info on quebec or anywhere else i can use dis
@mamaroom svp




Enculer:
I am happy people are doing well in TEF.

3 B2s and 1 C2 is very good.

Well done.
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 2:05pm On Oct 29, 2019
Result tef 28/09/2019
CE C2
CO B2 CLB 6
EE B2 CLB 6
EO B2 CLB 7
Hmnnn
It is well

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 1:21pm On Oct 28, 2019
Please where did you write the computer based tef?



Enculer:


I wrote on the 17th. I am expecting my results in speaking and writing but I saw the first two immediately.

I was the only one in the centre. Turned the volume loud. No disturbance. I wrote a couple of years back to test my level for professional reasons. TEF not TEF Canada. I had B2 in all but 1 (speaking- C1).


There were noisy guys in the room. People reading out loud. They were extra inconsiderate. Plus they were quick. I almost went crazy.

So when I was usherd in this time. I was like yes I am king in this hall.

..
................

I have a sneaky feeling that TEF is made to encourage Francophones to score high. IELTS guys are just di.cks (excuse my French).

Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 3:48am On Oct 20, 2019
Please how did your exams go? Or you are yet to write it? Please if you don't mind, can you share your experiences? I'm currently considering this option.
Can you also share d link pour s'inscire and the process? Did u have to go there for the registration or it's online? What documents do you need to travel with apart from international passport? Are there safety concerns as a Nigerian there?
Thanks in advance



Kennyyo:
I'm actually looking at October for both TEF and TCF in Lome and possibly two weeks mini immersion before the exam dates.

Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 4:55am On Oct 14, 2019
Thanks Mamaroon, i appreciate

Mamaroon:


Thanks for sharing! Not sure there is online checking o...but I may be wrong.

Tip for CO......For quebecois accent, Radio Canada online may help, some presenters have regular accent but some are quebecois. Also the you tube channel refered to in my post to ayandee is a canadian one and the teachers'/tutors' accents are quebecois.

I don't have any tips for the wait o, pele, soon enough.
Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 11:05pm On Oct 13, 2019
Hi everyone, i wrote tef September 28th. Lagos
CE: mostly from the 85 texts un circulation
CO: Mhen, some of the audios had quebecois accent so i didn't really hear them very well. But on d average, it was ok
EE: Children learn better from the internet than at school
Fait diver was about a man who had a quarrel with d wife while on vacation, the wife decided to leave but d man prevented the plane from taking off
EO: Convince a friend to go on ship cruise and d section A was about cours de relaxation.
I don born again again. The waiting is killing.
Please what's d link to check result online








Mamaroon:


Hi Framaro, how did your exam go? Hope you wouldn't mind updating us?

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Travel / Re: All TEF Candidates For Canada Immigration, Let's Meet Here! by Framaro: 5:56pm On Sep 10, 2019
The result is out. A friend just checked.
IronFist:


No word on your result yet?

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