Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française (DELF)


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What is it?

目的的 (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) is an official certificate awarded by the French Ministry of Education. It is recognized around the world and is valid for life. As an official certification of second-language proficiency, the DELF tests the ability of students to use French in real-life situations.

DELF and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are composed of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The 6 diplomas  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.  If you would like more detailed information on the examination, please see the description of examinations.

Today French is an official language in almost 50 countries. It is spoken by more than 200 million people on five continents. It is also an official language of the United Nations, the Red Cross and many other international organizations.
The DELF diploma

  • is an international recognition of French proficiency;
  • is a life-long certification, whether obtained in the student's country or another country;
  • is based on the same international standard used in 164 countries (CEFR);
  • is a testimonial to a student's success in learning French: it recognizes the student's accomplishments in French proficiency;
  • is an internationally recognized official document that enriches the student's school or professional portfolio.
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