DELF & DALF Examination

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Take the DELF diploma at Alliance Francaise

DELF & DALF
(Adults)

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DELF Junior
(12 to 17 years old)

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DELF Prim’
(8 to 11 years old)

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DELF external
credits in BC schools

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International examinations like the DELF & DALF take an important place in student's curricula: they are worldwide recognized standards.

The DELF (Diploma of French Language Studies) examination is the first lifelong diploma of French as a second language with international recognition. Today 900 exam centers in 154 countries offer the DELF for 320,000 candidates each year. Since their inception in 1985 there have been 2,500,000 candidates. 

The DELF has been recently introduced in BC schools, and is organized at Alliance Française de Vancouver since 1990. It is a widely recognized diploma based on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). The DELF has 4 independant units: A1, A2, B1, B2. The DALF has 2 independant units: C1 and C2. 

You can also find more information about DELF on the Canadian platform for DELF of the French Embassy.

At each level, a series of tests assess four skills:


Oral comprehension (25 points)

Oral expression (25 points)

Written comprehension (25 points)

Written expression (25 points)

Levels


The CEFR or Framework divides learners into three broad divisions, which can be divided into six levels: 

A1 Discovery


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 and 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.

A2 Intermediate 


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 need.

B1 Independent 


Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar, or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 Advanced 


Can understand the main ideas of complex text 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 quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 Autonomous / C1+ Expert


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 text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 Master


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.

How do I know my level?


When taking classes of French at Alliance Française de Vancouver, you get access to contents and objectives which lead to the DELF examination. To enroll in one of our class and prepare for the examination, you can take our level assessment

Did you know? The examinations are independent; candidates can register for a level without any prerequisite for the examination of their choice. The diploma is valid for life! 

DELF & DALF (Adults)


Next sessions & registration dates:
Price: from $125 
Next Session: from March 7 to 11, 2022

Registration dates: from January 25 to February 22, 2022 (12PM)

Monday March 7, 2022, 9am (collective exams)
Tuesday March 8, 2022, 9am (collective exams)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 9am (collective exams)
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 9am (collective exams)
Friday, March 11, 2022, 9am (collective exam) 
Monday March 7, 2022, 11am (collective exams)

Price: from $125 
Next Session: from June 13 to 17, 2022

Registration dates: from April 26 to May 31, 2022 (12PM)

Monday June 13, 2022, 9am (collective exams)

Tuesday June 14, 2022, 9am (collective exams)

Wednesday June 15, 2022, 9am (collective exams)

Thursday June 16, 2022, 9am (collective exams)

Friday June 17, 2022, 9am (collective exams)

Monday June 13, 2022, 9am (collective exams)

Practice and perfect your DELF B1 exam! Online preparation available for $54 (click here to purchase).

1- Choose your level and pay online


DELF A1
$125
DELF A2
$125
DELF B1
$195
DELF B2
$195
DALF C1
$275
DALF C2
$275

2- Download, fill, and send us the DELF/DALF (adults) form


Your registration will be complete only once we have received the form + the payment.
You can choose either to pay online on our website or to indicate your credit card on the form (only Visa and Mastercard). 
The form will be only available during registration period.

DELF-DALF Form  DELF-DALF Form 


DELF Junior (12 to 17 years old)


Next sessions & registration dates:
Price: from $125 
Next Session: from May 2 to May 6, 2022

Registration dates: from March 22 to April 19, 2022 (12PM)

Thursday May 5, 2022
Wednesday May 4, 2022
Tuesday May 3, 2022
Monday May 2, 2022

Price: from $125 
Next Session: November 2022

Registration dates: coming soon

Thursday 
Wednesday 
Tuesday 
Monday 

1- Choose your level and pay online


DELF A1
$125
DELF A2
$125
DELF B1
$195
DELF B2
$195

2- Download, fill, and send us the DELF Junior form:


Your registration will be complete only once we have received the form + the payment.
You can choose either to pay online on our website or to indicate your payment data on the form (only Visa and Mastercard).
The form will be only available during registration period.

DELF Junior Form  DELF Junior Form 


DELF Prim’ (8 to 11 years old)


Next sessions & registration dates:
Price: from $100

Next Session:  May 2022

Registration Dates: coming soon

Monday
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
 

1- Choose your level and pay online


A1.1
$100
A1
$100
A2
$100

2-  Download, fill, and send us the DELF Prim’ form


Your registration will be complete only once we have received the form + the payment.
You can choose either to pay online on our website or to indicate your payment data on the form (only Visa and Mastercard) .
The form will be only available during registration period.

DELF Prim' Form  DELF Prim' Form 


DELF external credits in BC schools


DELF certification qualifies for external credits under the British Columbia Ministry of Education External Credentials Program.

DELF certification is listed as follows:

DELF A1

Grade 10

4 external credits
DELF A2

Grade 11

4 external credits
DELF B1

Grade 12

4 external credits
DELF B2

Grade 12 (immersion)

4 external credits

When taking French classes at Alliance Française de Vancouver, your child gets access to contents and objectives which lead to the DELF examination.

Students who succeed in their DELF exam have to present their diploma, given by l'Alliance Française de Vancouver, to the school councillor or administration in order to obtain the appropriate credit.

Click here to access the listing of the above course credits in the Course Registry. In the field Course keyword type DELF and click on Search.

Prices subject to change. Our members have a 10% discount on the DELF/DALF exam. Collective exam starts at 9am. Individual oral tests take place thereafter or within two weeks of the collective test. Please note that candidates cannot choose the time of their individual test. Exam to be held at in our premises. Some levels have limited seats

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