EXAMS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and the DALF
(Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française) are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education
to certify foreign candidates’ proficiency in French. The exams are useful for school records and college and
job applications in French-speaking countries.
The Exams are given 3 times per year, in March, June, and December. See 2021 dates for adults and for DELF
Junior (Middle and High School age.)
Learn more about the exams on the official French governmental page.
Why take the DELF/DALF?
Why are people taking the DELF at the Alliance Française?
"I chose to take the DALF for my personal and professional enhancement. I appreciate my education
here in the U.S. but it was also very important to me to have a diploma from the French government that certifies my level of the
language within the CEFR, something that is recognized worldwidee
according to the common framework. I feel that the C2 diploma was a helpful element to add to my application to Tulane's doctoral
program, and that it will help me in my career choices going forward - especially since I would like to live in France or a Francophone
DALF C2 certified, 2019
"J'ai choisi de passer le DELF A2 parce que je voulais vraiment savoir si j'en étais capable, et
continuer de progresser dans les classes.
C'était gratifiant de savoir que j'ai réussi et que j'ai obtenu une accréditation dans une norme mondiale."
"I chose to take the DELF A2 because I wanted to know if I could really pass it, and to continue to progress in my
classes. It was gratifying to know that I had passed and that I had obtained an accreditation by a global standard."
DELF A2 certified, 2019