The DELF and the DALF are diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education.
They are designed to assess the communicative skills of a candidate in a real situation, using authentic documents, and to evaluate know-how (writing a letter, asking for information, exchanging opinions) rather than the linguistic and formal grammatical knowledge.
They are divided into six independent diplomas corresponding to the six-level scale of the Common European Reference Framework for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2). 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.
You can access sample papers here.
Each diploma is internationally recognised and valid for life. Note that holders of DELF B2 or DALF diplomas are exempt from language entrance examination in French universities.
There are also special versions of DELF diplomas for adolescents and children. These are structured in the same way
as the adult versions, but the theme used is chosen to suit children and adolescent candidates.
Click here to download the enrolment form for DELF/DALF. Please complete the form entirely and send it back by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we receive your registration form, you can proceed to payment by credit card over the phone, via bank transfer (ask for our bank details) or cash by attending the office in person. To approve your registration, we need both the correctly completed form and the payment by the deadline.
Written exam: Dates as shown below (can NOT be changed); times to be confirmed.
Oral exam: Usually same date as the written exam; but date to be confirmed at closing date.
Schedules (days and times of exams) are usually sent per email to the candidates one week prior to the exams.
DELF/DALF (general public) - Sessions for 2021
|A1-C2||Monday 10th of May|
|A2||Tuesday 11th of May|
|B1||Wednesday 12th of May|
|B2||Thursday 13th of May|
|C1||Friday 14th of May|
|Enrolment before Friday 19/04|
|A1-C2||Monday 25th of October|
|A2||Tuesday 26th of October|
|B1||Wednesday 27th of October|
|B2||Thursday 28th of October|
|C1||Friday 29th of October|
Enrolment before Friday 24/09.
DELF Junior (12-17 year olds) - Sessions for 2021
|A1||Tuesday 25th of May|
|A2||Wednesday 26th of May|
|B1||Thursday 27th of May|
|B2||Friday 28th of May|
|Enrolment up to 04/05|
|A1||Tuesday 9th of November|
|A2||Wednesday 10th of November|
|B1||Thursday 11th of November|
|B2||Friday 12th of November|
|Enrolment up to 19/10|
DELF Prim (8-12 year olds) - Sessions for 2021
|A1.1||Wednesday 9th of June|
|A1||Thursday 10th of June|
|A2||Friday 11th of June|
|Enrolment up to 19/05|
|A1.1||Wednesday 13th of October|
|A1||Thursday 14th of October|
|A2||Friday 15th of October|
|Enrolment up to 22/09|
Written exam: Dates as shown below (can NOT be changed); times to be confirmed
Oral exam: usually same date as the written exam; but date to be confirmed at closing date
Schedules (days and times of exams) are usually sent per email to the candidates one week prior to the exams
|CEFR||JUNE 2018||OCTOBER 2018|
|A1||Tuesday 5th||Tuesday 23rd|
|A2||Wednesday 6th||Wednesday 24th|
|B1||Thursday 7th||Thursday 25th|
|B2||Friday 8th||Friday 26th|
|ENROLMENTS||30th April-21st May 2018||24th September-8th October 2018|
DELF Junior A1-A2: $ 150
DELF Junior B1-B2: $ 175