Any foreign candidate and French citizens coming from non-Francophone countries and who do not possess a secondary or higher education diploma validated by the French government who wants to certify their level of French proficiency.
What is the DELF/DALF?
The DELF and the DALF are official diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education certify French proficiency.
The 6 diplomas that compose the DELF and the DALF are totally independent. Therefore the candidate, based on their level, can register directly for the exam of their choice.
Each exam evaluates four aspects of the language: listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension and writing.
To pass the exam you must score at least 50/100 and not have received less than 05/25 on any one of the parts of the exam.
When will I get the results?
The results are sent by mail one and a half months after taking the exam and are accompanied by a certificate if you succeeded.
The diplomas are printed in Paris, so there is a delay of 6 months to receive them.
Validity of the results?
The Delf and Dalf are diplomas; therefore they are valid for a lifetime.
If I fail the test?
You can retake the test as many times as you need, as soon as you receive the results of your first attempt.