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Diplomas to validate the French skills of foreign candidates and French people from non Francophone countries.

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The DELF and the DALF are official diplomas of the Ministry of National Education to validate the French skills of foreign candidates and French people from non Francophone countries and without a secondary or higher education diploma.

There are 6 independant diplomas which correspond to the 6 levels of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) : DELF A1/A2 – DELF B1/B2 – DALF C1/C2.

Students who have the required level are encouraged to take these national exams validated by the Ministry of National Education. Courses to prepare the exams are possible several times a year.


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The DELF and the DALF evaluate the 4 skills : listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing.

Duration of the test :

  Collective tests Individual tests
DELF A1 1H20 5 to 7 minutes
(10min preparation)
DELF A2 1H40 6 to 8 minutes
(10 min preparation)
DELF B1 1H55 15 minutes
(10min preparation)
DELF B2 2H30 20 minutes
(30min preparation)
DALF C1 4H 30 minutes
(1h preparation)
DALF C2 3H30 30 minutes
(1h preparation)



Each diploma is taken on a single day according to a national calendar fixed by the CIEP. Registration deadline : 4 weeks before the exam.

A1 – A2
B1 – B2
C1 – C2
February 26/02/2020 27/02/2020 28/02/2020
March 25/03/2020 26/03/2020 27/03/2020
May 13/05/2020 14/05/2020 15/05/2020
June 24/06/2020 25/06/2020 26/06/2020
August   20/08/2020  
October 07/10/2020 08/10/2020 09/10/2020
November 18/11/2020 19/11/2020 20/11/2020




Successful candidates for the DELF or DALF must obtain an overall core of 50/100 with a minimum score of 5/25 per test.

A certificate of achievements is given by the CAREL on receipt of the results. The diploma is sent within 2 months.

These diplomas are valid for an unlimited period.




DELF A1 – A2 : 120 €
DELF B1 – B2 : 150 €
DALF C1 – C2 : 170 €

The candidates enrolled in French lessons benefit from a 20 euro discount on the exam prices above.