Test & Certificates
DELF – DALF
DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. DELF and DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
There is also a specially adapted version of the DELF diplomas for teenagers.
|A1||DELF junior A1||basic|
|A2||DELF junior A2|
|B1||DELF junior B1||independent|
|B2||DELF junior B2|
The examinations can be taken in 900 approved examination centres in 154 countries, including France. The DELF and DALF qualifications are consistent with:
- international standards for test development (www.alte.org)
- the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (www.coe.int)
The DELF and DALF qualifications are under the authority of the Commission Nationale du DELF et du DALF [National Commission for DELF and DALF] whose headquarters are at the CIEP. The 6 diplomas that make up DELF and DALF are completely independent. This means that candidates can register for the examination of their choice, according to their level. At each level, 4 skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.