Official French Certifications: DELF/DALF

What is DELF / DALF?

DELF (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications delivered by the French Department of Education to certify competencies of non-French native speakers in the French language based on the criteria established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Obtaining a DELF/DALF diploma gives your language skills international recognition for life.
It is often a requirement for entry in a French/Francophone university or for job positions wherein a certain level of foreign language fluency is expected. It is an important entry in your CV because it gives credibility to your foreign language skills. It is an official attestation to my language skills that you can present in the event of application for immigration to a Francophone country.

Each exam (level) is independent, candidates can take the examination of their choice, according to their level.

At each level, 4 skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

They may also sit the examinations for different levels during the same examination session.

Variations of DELF & DALF

DELF Prim:

It consists of 3 levels: A.11, A1 and A2, corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
DELF Prim is intended for 7 to 12 year old children who are beginners in Franch as a froreign Language.

DELF Junior:

The diploma delivered is identical to the standard DELF diploma.
The junior version of DELF has the same basic structure as the standard DELF.
Only the topics are different, they take into account the interests of teenagers.
It can only be taken by students aged 13 to 18 years.


Evaluates the French communication skills of professionals
aiming at a promotion and/or placement within a French speaking work environment.

DELF B2 Preparation Classes

The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth proposes Preparation Classes for the DELF B2 exam. Contact us for more information.