Diplôme d'études en langue française
Diplôme approfondi de langue française

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Test and certify your French-language skills with the DELF (diplôme d’études en langue française: for beginners and intermediate-level learners) and DALF (diplôme approfondi de langue française: for advanced learners) examinations.

The DELF and DALF are six separate diplomas issued by the French Ministry for National Education to certify the language skills of persons whose mother tongue is not French. The results of these exams are valid indefinitely. DELF and DALF certificates were developed by the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP) and reflect the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

In 2016, the DELF and DALF examinations are available in 173 countries.

CECRL

DELF/DALF Utilisateur
C2 DALF C2

Expérimenté

C1 DALF C1
B2 DELF B2 Indépendant
B1 DELF B1
A2 DELF A2 Élémentaire
A1 DELF A1

DELF and DALF evaluate language skills in four areas:

  • oral comprehension,
  • oral expression,
  • written comprehension,
  • written expression.

Why take the DELF-DALF exams ?

Approved by a team of psychometricians specializing in evaluation, the DELF and DALF examinations are recognized around the world, they can add extra value to your resume. They are often used by administrative bodies, employers, and educational institutions.

In Canada, more than 35,000 Canadians have taken DELF-DALF exams over the past few years. As a result, the DELF and DALF examinations are becoming more well-known and receiving greater recognition from administrative organizations, employers, and educational institutions.

DALF diplomas open doors at universities in France and at a growing number of European and Francophone universities. Students who have earned a DELF level B2 will be exempted from the language test requirements for registration in French universities.

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