DELF-DALF

What are the DELF and DALF diplomas?

The DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official diplomas awarded by the French National Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside of France in the French language. The DELF and the DALF are composed of six independent diplomas corresponding to the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

CEFRL

DELF-DALF

User

A1

DELF A1

Basic

A2

DELF A2

B1

DELF B1

Independent

B2

DELF B2

C1

DALF C1

Proficient

C2

DALF C2

A version of the DELF adapted to teenagers is also offered:

CEFRL

DELF Junior

User

A1

DELF Junior A1

Basic

A2

DELF Junior A2

B1

DELF Junior B1

Independent

B2

DELF Junior B2

The DELF and DALF qualifications are under the authority of the CIEP (Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques). The 6 diplomas that make up the DELF and the DALF are completely independent. Candidates register directly for the examination of their choice, based on their level. At each level, four skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Who can take the diplomas?

The DELF and the DALF are intended to non-native French speakers wishing to have their skills in French recognised for personal, academic or professional purposes.

How do I prepare for the exam?

Minimum of 10 hours of private courses are offered for the preparation of DELF or DALF exams at the Alliance Française of Ottawa. A purchase of the DELF and DALF course book is required. Contact us for more information.

Dernière mise à jour le 21/07/14. DELF DALF juillet 2014_v1.