DELF - DALF

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

 

 

The DELF / DALF exams, designed by the CIEP (Centre international d’études pédagogiques) and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, are French language proficiency tests for non-native speakers of French who wish to have their proficiency level certified for professional, academic or personal reasons.

The DELF / DALF certificates are recognized anywhere in the world. They are to the French language what the Cambridge Certificate proficiency tests are to English.

The results do not expire with time. 

Please consider the time period necessary to receive the certificate (around 3 weeks) if you want to apply for a school or for immigration purposes.

Once received in our premises, we will send you a notification to come pick up your official diploma, upon presentation of an official ID. 

If you are unable to come pick it up, we offer a shipping service at $12. Please pay for shipping at the time of exam registration if you would like this service.

 

The DELF / DALF exams consist of 6 independent diplomas, each corresponding to one of the 6 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference. Each diploma can be obtained independently from each other, in the same country or in a different country.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE EXAMINATION?

Each DELF/DALF exam evaluates the following four language skills: oral comprehension, reading comprehension, writing production, and oral production.

Click here for the Official DELF/DALF website for more information, tests descriptions and practice tests.

 

We offer the following DELF/DALF Exams:


DELF TP (Tout public / All audiences, age 18+)

Levels A1, A2, B1, and B2

 

DALF (Tout public / All audiences, age 18+)

Levels C1 and C2

 

DELF Junior (12 – 17 years old)

Levels A1, A2, B1, and B2

 

DELF Prim (12 years old and younger)

Levels A1.1, A1, and A2

 

DELF Pro (professional)

Levels A1, A2, B1, and B2

Please scroll down for descriptions, next session dates, and fees.

THERE ARE TWO STEPS TO REGISTER:

Complete the registration form (click here)

Please add your photo (passport type).

Email them to reception@afdenver.org

 

Pay for your exam to confirm your registration.

You can call us at 303-831-0304 during business hours to pay for your exam registration. No registration is complete until we receive payment.

Payments must be made in full at the time of registration. No refund will be made or credit given under any circumstances once the registration is processed, unless the AFD must cancel a DELF/DALF session (in which case you will be fully refunded).

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH LEVEL I SHOULD TAKE?

Candidates can take the exam(s) at any level without placement test, but we advise you to contact us prior to the registration to make sure you choose the right exam. The result of the exam is either a PASS or a FAIL for the level you selected. A grade of at least 50/100 is required in order to be awarded the diploma. Make sure you choose the right level before signing up.

The exams dates and fees listed below are for candidates 18 years of age and older. If you are 17 or younger, please check our DELF Junior and DELF Prim dates and fees below. The description level remains the same, for levels going from A1 to B2.

DELF A1: BASIC USER

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/ herself as well as others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Candidates may take the A1 exam after 80 to 140 hours of instruction.

TOTAL DURATION OF THE EXAMINATION :

A1: collective examination: 1hr 20 min / oral production: 5 to 7 mins (prep 10 minutes)

 

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 26th to Nov. 26th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $120

 

DELF A2 – BASIC USER

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate needs.

Candidates may take the A2 exam after 150 to 250 hours of instruction.

TOTAL DURATION OF THE EXAMINATION :

A2: collective examination: 1hr 40 min / oral production: 6 to 8 minutes (prep 10 minutes)

 

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 26th to Nov. 26th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $130

 

DELF B1 – INDEPENDENT USER

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, in school, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an geographical location where the language is spoken. Can write structured and coherent texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interests. Can describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes, goals, ambitions, and briefly give explanations and support an opinion.

Candidates may take the B1 exam after 300 to 450 hours of instruction.

TOTAL DURATION OF THE EXAMINATION :

B1: collective examination: 1hr 45 min / oral production: 15 minutes (preparation 10 minutes)

 

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 26th to Nov. 26th, 2020

FEES

Full exam only : $140

 

DELF B2 – INDEPENDENT USER

Can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects, and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Candidates may take the B2 exam after 500  to 650 hours of instruction.

TOTAL DURATION OF THE EXAMINATION :

B2: collective examination: 2.5 hrs / oral production: 20 minutes (preparation 30 minutes)

 

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 26th to Nov. 26th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $170

 

DALF C1 – PROFICIENT USER

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Candidates may take the C1 exam after 700  to 900 hours of instruction.

TOTAL DURATION OF THE EXAMINATION :

C1: collective examination: 4 hrs  / oral production: 30 minutes (preparation 60 minutes)

 

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 26th to Nov. 26th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $220

 

DALF C2 – PROFICIENT USER

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

1000 hours minimum of instruction are required to take the C2 exam.

TOTAL DURATION OF THE EXAMINATION :

C2: collective examination: 3.5 hrs / oral production: 30 minutes (preparation 60 minutes)

 

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 26th to Nov. 26th, 2020.

 

FEES

Full exam only : $220

 

DELF Junior

For candidates between 12 y.o and 17 y.o (Middle school and High school)

DELF Junior A1

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 19th to Nov. 20th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $120

 

DELF Junior A2

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 19th to Nov. 20th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $130

 

DELF Junior B1

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 19th to Nov. 20th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $140

 

DELF Junior B2

Next Session (s)

Registration window: Oct. 19th to Nov. 20th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $170

DELF Prim

For candidates 12 years of age and younger (Elementary school)

 

DELF Prim A1.1

Next Session (s)

Registration window: until Oct. 18th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $110

 

DELF Prim A1

Next Session (s)

Registration window: until Oct. 18th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $120

 

DELF Prim A2

Next Session (s)

Registration window: until Oct. 18th, 2020

 

FEES

Full exam only : $130

 

 

DELF PRO

DELF Pro is designed for candidates who need to take the test for professional purposes. It tests the candidates’ ability to communicate in French in a professional setting.

 

DELF PRO A1

Next session: 2021 - date TBC. 

Registration window: N/A

 

FEES

Full exam only : $120

 

DELF PRO A2

Next session: 2021 - date TBC. 

Registration window: N/A

 

FEES

Full exam only : $120

 

DELF PRO B1

Next session: 2021 - date TBC. 

Registration window: N/A

 

FEES

Full exam only : $130

 

DELF PRO B2

Next session: 2021 - date TBC. 

Registration window: N/A

 

FEES

Full exam only : $140.

 

Contact Us

Alliance Française de Denver
571 Galapago Street,

Denver, CO 80204 USA

Phone: +1 (303) 831-0304

Fax: +1 (303) 573-0378

Email : reception@afdenver.org

 

                

 

 


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