How to prepare for the TCF / TEF French Tests! How I Got C1


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  1. Wow, Rosie — vous êtes formidable ! First you go through all the hoops of getting married in the background, and then present your beautiful fait accompli, and now — presumably at the same time — you have been studying for the TCF/TEF, and earned such a high mark! I am super impressed; bravo!

    P.S. A few weeks I purchased a DELF/DALF prep course from another YouTube teacher, "Français Avec Pierre," whose videos I love, and now that I'm in Paris — I arrived yesterday — I've made it my goal to study, and, I hope, pass this test. As you say, all the exams test the same basic compentencies, and so the preparation should be similar. (Here's Pierre's website, for anyone who is interested: ) I don't need the certificate, but I thought it would be a good way for me to focus on getting my French — which is already fairly good — up to the next level, because once you have basic fluency, it's easy just to stagnate at your level and not improve much as the years go by.

  2. Totally agree with what you said at the beginning of the video. When I was 15 I took a English language certification attesting a level B1. But I was so well prepared that I ended up getting a B2 level.
    Praticing with mock exams is a key step in the test preparation, because we get to encounter frequently used words/grammar structures in the exam, know exactly what to do for each part of the test and now what's expected from us.

    Congratulations on getting a C1 level on the test, hope to see you speak French in your videos now!

  3. I just passed DELF/DALF b2 and also got my results at Christmas. I agree it’s the best Christmas gift ever! I spoke French fluently when I studied in Paris 10 years ago but haven’t used it much since then. I spent around 4 months working with a private tutor to brush up my listening and oral (weekly lessons of 1.5hr + homework). I also watched a lot of French YouTube videos 😂 so glad the qualification lasts for a lifetime

  4. Rosie..I hate to say this but there is NO WAY you are C1 in oral French! I'm a French teacher for 25 years, and while you may have been able to study grammar to get this score–your French is barely B1(you make extremely easy mistakes and the oral is not fluid). I'm not saying this to be rude, but I do think your video is very misleading. You have made progress, though.

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