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DELF/DALF Certification



(Please register early as space is limited)

March 2018

March 5 to March 10, 2018

January 22 to Feb 26, 2018

June 2018

June 4 to June 9, 2018

April 23 to May 28. 2018

November 2018

November 5 to November 10, 2018

September 24 to November 29, 2018

The DELF and DALF are two modern diplomas designed to assess the communicative skills of candidates in real situations, using authentic documents. Composed of independent units the DELF and the DALF evaluate language know-how rather than formal grammatical knowledge. The National Examination Centre in Canada has offered the DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and the DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) since 1999. Candidates from Québec may sit these examinations at McGill University.

  • Diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education
  • Exams must be taken in official examination centres in France or other accredited centres abroad
  • International recognition: The DELF-DALF structure is modeled on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which serves as an international reference in the organization of language teaching and certification.

DELF/DALF: worldwide recognition

  • The DELF (A1 and A2) certifies that the holder has basic competency in French and is able to communicate in normal everyday situations.
  • The DELF (B1 and B2) certifies that the holder has an autonomous knowledge of French and Francophone civilization and is able to analyze a text orally and in writing.

> Click here for test dates and registration for DELF

  • The DALF (C1 and C2) guarantees that the holder has an extensive knowledge of the French language and has mastered advanced levels of expression in selected areas such as Economics and Law, Social Sciences, Health and Life Sciences, and Sciences.
  • Candidates having earned the DALF are exempted from language entrance examinations in French universities.

> Click here for test dates and registration for DALF

Conditions for registration

Registration is open to anyone who does not hold French citizenship; no prior academic credential is required, nor do candidates have to prove that they have followed any particular preparatory course; exams may be taken in any order chosen.

Registration fees

  • DELF Tous Public: $100 + $35 registration fee each A1 and A2
  • DELF Tous Public: $175 + $35 registration fee each B1 and B2
  • DALF Tous Public: $200 + $35 registration fee each C1 and C2​


Contact Information

For more information, please contact Language and Intercultural Communication, McGill University, 688 Sherbrooke St. West, Room 1181, Montreal QC H3A 3R1, Canada

Tel.: 514-398-2681
E-mail: delf-dalf.scs [at] (with DELF/DALF in the subject line)
France: Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP)
The Canadian DELF-DALF website.

More detailed information on DELF and DALF examinations may be found on the following websites:

USA: American Association of Teachers of French
The Canadian DELF-DALF website.

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