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French Qualifications

DELF - Diplôme d'études en langue française (B1 and B2)

DALF - Diplôme approfondi de langue française (C1)

DELF and DALF are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. DELF and DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2) that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The DELF and DALF qualifications are under the authority of the Commission Nationale du DELF et du DALF [National Commission for DELF and DALF] whose headquarters are at the CIEP. The 6 diplomas that make up DELF and DALF are completely independent. This means that candidates can register for the examination of their choice, according to their level. At each level, 4 skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

All DELF and DALF qualifications are recognised and valid in about 170 countries worldwide. For more details, go to the CIEP website.

DELF B1: DELF B1 is for learners who wish to live/work in a French-speaking country or for those who already work in a French-speaking environment or for those who wish to develop their French language skills. At this level, the learner becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life. All themes and assessments are related to professional situations and the world of work. The DELF B1 is an ideal alternative to AS/A2.

DELF B2: At this level, the learner has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. The learner has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes. People who have passed the DELF B2 are exempt from taking language tests for entrance into French universities.

DALF C1: Language learners at this level are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures. People who have passed the DALF C1 are exempt from taking language tests for entrance into French universities.

Next exam dates

DELF B1: Thursday 14 June 2018 – All day Cost: £65

DELF B2: Friday 15 June 2018 – All day Cost: £75

DALF C1: Monday 18 June 2018 (Oral exam – time to be confirmed) and Tuesday 19 June 2018 (afternoon for the written exams) Cost: £110

Download a DELF/DALF exam registration form

Registration deadline: Thursday 03 May 2018.

Optional exam preparation course:

In this course you will...

  • get to know the structure of all four modules of this exam: reading, listening, writing and speaking
  • be provided with tips and how to best approach the different types of tasks
  • solve and analyse particularly difficult example tasks
  • simulate the oral part of the examination in groups and get feedback on how to improve your performance

DELF B1: Saturday 12 May 2018 - 10.00-16.30 Cost: £48

DELF B2: Saturday 19 May 2018 - 10.00-16.30 Cost: £48

DALF C1: Saturday 09 June 2018 - 10.00-16.30 Cost: £48

Register in person at Brasshouse Languages, Library of Birmingham, 1st Floor.

For further information on DELF/DALF with Brasshouse Languages please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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