Adults & Kids

Make your CV stand out with a French diploma

What are the DELF and DALF?

The DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are the only official French language proficiency qualifications.
The DELF-DALF qualifications are administered and awarded by the French Ministry of Education
The examinations are tailored for a wide range of candidates: primary school students, secondary school students and adults.
These exams evaluate four skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
There are 6 levels to choose from: beginners and intermediate students can opt for the DELF, and advanced users for the DALF (see diagram below)

A1.1 A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2

There are three sessions per year.
Each level is tested independently – all done in one day.
Each level is rewarded with an independent diploma.
DELF-DALF diplomas are recognised internationally.
DELF-DALF diplomas are valid for life.

Why should I take this exam?

The diploma you receive is awarded by the French Ministry of Education. It is
valid for life and recognised throughout Europe and beyond.
It will boost your employability by making your CV stand out.
It will help you find jobs throughout the French-speaking world.

Does it exist for children and teenagers as well?

DELF exams also exist for children and teenagers, please click here or contact your examination centre for more information.

How do I find out more?

For more information about the DELF, please check the official website:

or contact your examination centre (below).

Belfast Metropolitan College
Belfast Metropolitan College School of Academic Studies Office – TQ-2-104 Titanic Quarter Campus
BT3 9DT Belfast
+44 (0) 2890 265 096

The Brasshouse Centre
50 Sheepcote Street
B16 8AJ Birmingham
+44 (0) 1 213 030 114

Alliance française de Cambridge
60, Hills Road
CB2 1LA Cambridge
+44 (0)1223 561854

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
CF24 4AG Cardiff
+44 (0) 2 920 874 183

Institut français d’Ecosse
13 Randolph Crescent
Eh2 7TT Edinburgh
+44(0)1 312 255 366

Alliance française
2-3 Park Circus
G3 6AX Glasgow – AF
+44 (0) 1 413 314 080

Alliance Française de Jersey
Town Hall Seale Street
JE4 8PA Jersey
Téléphone : +44(0)1534 875 655

University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
W1B 2UW Londres
+44(0)20 7911 5000 ext: 69119

Institut français
13 Cromwell Place
South Kensington
SW7 2JN Londres
+44 (0) 2 07871 3536

Alliance française
3rd Floor 55 Portland Street
M1 3HP Manchester
44 0 1 612 367 117