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for C permit application, which French certificate or "fide" test is the "best"

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I had my bachelor's degree from a French public university with courses taught in French, would this be sufficient for my French level proof?

If not, I wonder which test or "fide" test I shall take. I have C1 French level but no official proof. I have a "TCF pour le Quebec" certificate but I notice there are only the "comprehension orale" and "expression orale" grades on it, it would probably be insufficient as the authority also specifies a level for "écrit".

I recently learnt about this fide tests but am not sure of the details.

I am confident about my French level, the priorities would be(in decreasing order) 1. to get the certificate ASAP 2. if possible, that this certificate is also recognized for Canada immigration in case I can't find a job in CH and have to leave 3. the price

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Your bachelor’s degree may be acceptable for a C permit application but it’s not a given.

Rather than doing the full fide exam ( which is a piece of cake and you’ll pass easily if you are C1 level) you could get your current qualification verified by fide.
It costs 140chf compared to 250chf for the full test.
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They speak French in Quebec? Tabernac !
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Re: for C permit application, which French certificate or "fide" test is the "best"

DALF C1

https://www.canadavisa.com/proving-f...html#gs.8cpgh9

https://www.fide-info.ch/doc/08_Spra...tsReconnus.pdf

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They speak French in Quebec? Tabernac !
Oui. Calice!

All these church phrases are the reason why there is a TCF for Quebec.
http://www.fiaf.org/frenchclasses/fr...f-quebec.shtml
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Your bachelor’s degree may be acceptable for a C permit application but it’s not a given.

Rather than doing the full fide exam ( which is a piece of cake and you’ll pass easily if you are C1 level) you could get your current qualification verified by fide.
It costs 140chf compared to 250chf for the full test.
Thanks a lot. I don't understand the fide thing very well yet, do you mean that I shall just go to one of the sessions in the 2nd page of this PDF? I am also confused why some center only has one session for 2019 and some has a bit more but no more session from September...

https://www.fide-info.ch/doc/08_Spra...Accredites.pdf
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Re: for C permit application, which French certificate or "fide" test is the "best"

FIDE:
- automatically recognises well known language certificated, or
- performs its own tests, or
- recognises acquired lang. skill but fir which one hasn't any recognised lang. certificate.

This last one Fide calls in French "un dossier de validation B1".
https://www.fide-info.ch/fr/sprachnachweise
https://www.fide-info.ch/doc/08_Spra...ationVoie3.pdf

One has to submit a request, and once it is validated, one has to undergo a 15 min oral and a 30 min simple written test and max. recognised level is B1.
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Thanks a lot. I don't understand the fide thing very well yet, do you mean that I shall just go to one of the sessions in the 2nd page of this PDF? I am also confused why some center only has one session for 2019 and some has a bit more but no more session from September...

https://www.fide-info.ch/doc/08_Spra...Accredites.pdf
If you want to do the fide test you need to register for the dates you want beforehand, you can’t just turn up.
It does seem odd that there are no dates at any of the Geneva centres after the end of August. I suspect more dates will be added for those centres.

Your best bet would probably be to go through all the steps for the validation process of your current qualifications which Yacek gave a link to above.
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If you want to do the fide test you need to register for the dates you want beforehand, you can’t just turn up.
It does seem odd that there are no dates at any of the Geneva centres after the end of August. I suspect more dates will be added for those centres.

Your best bet would probably be to go through all the steps for the validation process of your current qualifications which Yacek gave a link to above.
Hello, hope you are fine with the current situation.
I just sent my request of "dossier de validation B1" to fide by Email as it is 120 CHF cheaper than the test. Let's see what will happen
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