What are the DELF and the DALF?


Download here the full information & calendar for 2018 examinations


The DELF and DALF are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.

There are six independent diplomas, which correspond, respectively, to the six levels of the Council of Europe' s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

           CEFRL                    DELF /DALF         User
A1 DELF A1 Basic
A2 DELF A2
B1 DELF B1       Independent    
B2 DELF B2
C1 DALF C1 Proficient
C2 DALF C2

Each DELF diploma will asses your four core language skills within a given level. Each DELF exam is made of :
1/ Listening Comprehension
2/ Reading Comprehension
3/ Written Production
4/ Speaking Interaction and Production

DALF Diplomas are also made of assessments on all language skills.

Detailed information about each level of these diplomas, visit the (website of CIEP) Centre International d'Études Pédagogiques.

Click here for sample papers of the DELF on the CIEP's website.

Click here to download the pdf description of the DELF and DALF levels and examinations - very useful!

Who can take the diplomas?

  • Anyone who is not a native French-speaker and who would like his/her French skills to be recognised for personal or professional purposes can take the exams.

Why sit for the DELF or the DALF?

  • Personnal challenge and confirmation of level
  • Learn more about your strength and weaknesses within your own level
  • These diplomas are recognised by French universities and the Grandes Ecoles as meeting French language requirements for entry. DELF B2 for undergraduate entry is usually required by French universities and a DALF C1 for postgraduate entry.

What diplomas should I take?

  • The 6 DELF and DALF diplomas are independent from one another, so you can take the level of your choice. You can also sit the examination for a number of diplomas during the same examination session.
  • If you are studying at Alliance or not,  please refer to the level and examinations description on this link in order to decide which exam level you should sit for.
  • Still, not sure what your level is? Take this free online self-assessment created by the CIEP and RFI (page in French).
  • Any further questions on your level, please contact Sophie on sophie@afbrisbane.com

When and where are the examinations held?

DELF and DALF examinations are held at the Alliance Francaise de Brisbane in :
          - May : Delf & Dalf
          - May : Delf Prim
          - June : Delf Junior
          - October : Junior or Prim
          - November : Delf & Dalf

Download here the full calendar.

Why sit for the DELF or the DALF at Alliance in Brisbane?

  • Alliance Francaise de Brisbane is the only DELF and DALF accredited examination centre in Queensland.
  • Delf and Dalf examiners are trained regularly and  have followed an assessor's training to be accredited by the CIEP.
  • All our examiners are qualified French as a foreign language teachers.
  • They value each candidate and apply a can-do evaluation in a friendly, welcoming and reassuring evaluating style.
  • All candidates that sit the DELF or the DALF at Alliance, as well as in the junior and prim sections, always have a great experience and want to sit for the next level as soon as they have progressed more in French.

How to prepare

  • Sample papers  are provided for each level on the CIEP website. Please click here to access sample papers for A1-B2 and here for sample papers C1-C2 .

  • Group courses: we offer collective courses from A1 to C1 levels, including DELF/DALF preparation courses during the school holidays. Not sure what your level is? Click here to fill in our quick online assessment and a tutor will contact you to discuss your course options.

  • Private tuition: personalised training and flexible scheduling, private tuition is a great way to get ready before your exam. Visit our private tuition page for more details or contact one of our receptionists at info@afbrisbane.com and speak with Audrey, Céline or Sophie who will arrange your tuition.

  • Resources:

    • Bonjour de France: online activities to prepare from DELF A1 to DALF C1.

    • TV5 Monde: online activities to practice French through videos, songs and articles, from A1 to B2.

    • CIEP bibliography: the CIEP created a list of textbooks and online resources to prepare for DELF/DALF exams.

    • Our multimedia library and bookshop stock a variety of books to help you prepare for the DELF/DALF exams.

How do I enrol?

1. Read the important information about fees, session dates, terms and conditions here.
Please note that registrations open and close before each session and we cannot process your enrolment before opening dates or after closing dates.

2. Purchase online your exam - see below.

3. Fill in the form in wordREGISTRATION_FORM_DELFDALF2018.docx (18.1 KB) or
pdf REGISTRATION_FORM_DELFDALF2018.pdf (390.3 KB)
4. Email it back to info@afbrisbane.com by the closing date.

Purchase your exam below

CLICK ON YOUR EXAM TO PURCHASE
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALSO SEND ENROLMENT FORM
TO INFO@AFBRISBANE.COM
FEES 2018
DELF TOUT PUBLIC (18 AND ABOVE)
DELF A1  $ 200.00
DELF A2  $ 200.00
DELF B1  $ 250.00
DELF B2  $ 250.00
DALF C1  $ 300.00
DALF C2 $ 300.00
DELF PRIM ( CHILDREN AGED 7 TO 12 YEARS OLD)
DELF PRIM A1.1 $135.00
DELF PRIM A1 $135.00
DELF PRIM A2 $135.00
DELF JUNIOR (TEENAGERS STUDYING IN SECONDARY SCHOOL)
DELF JUNIOR A1 $150.00
DELF JUNIOR A2 $150.00
DELF JUNIOR B1 $175.00
DELF JUNIOR B2 $175.00

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