Prove how much French you know with the DELF & DALF

The DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official French language proficiency qualifications.

They are administered and awarded by the French Ministry of Education.

These exams assess four skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

There are 6 levels to choose from: the DELF is for beginners and intermediate learners and the DALF is for those who have more advanced knowledge.

There are usually four exam sessions each year.

Why should I take a DELF-DALF exam?

  • The diploma you receive is awarded by the French Ministry of Education.
  • It is valid for life and recognised internationally.
  • It will boost your employability by making your CV stand out.
  • It will help you find jobs throughout the French-speaking world.
  • It may be an entry requirement for study in a French University or High School.
  • You may need it to prove language ability as part of a visa application.
  • It will give you an opportunity to revise what you know and provide a challenge.

Are there any special exams for children and teenagers?

There are specially-tailored DELF exams for children and teenagers (DELF Prim and DELF Junior), at the same levels but with topics suited to the age group. We can also help schools organise exam sessions and train teachers to become accredited DELF examiners. Please contact your local examination centre for more information.

Where can I take the DELF-DALF exams?

You can take these exams in one of the following centres: Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, London, Manchester, Milton-Keynes and Oxford.

Where can I find out more?

For more information about the DELF-DALF and to see some sample papers, visit the official website: