DELF information page

Our Department is pleased to announce the opening of its DELF examination center. We will be hosting DELF examinations starting in March 2018.

Please fill out the DELF Registration Form, bring it to the Department of French together with payment or send it to .

What exactly is the DELF?

The DELF (diplôme d’études en langue française: for beginners and intermediate-level learners) examination tests and certifies your French-language skills.

It is comprised of four separate diplomas issued by the French Ministry for National Education to certify the language skills of persons whose mother tongue is not French.

The results of these exams are valid indefinitely. The DELF certificate was developed by the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP) and reflects the four first levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

CECRL

DELF

Utilisateur

B2

DELF B2

Indépendant

B1

DELF B1

Indépendant

A2

DELF A2

Élémentaire

A1

DELF A1

Élémentaire

DELF evaluates language skills in four areas:

  • oral comprehension,
  • oral expression,
  • written comprehension,
  • written expression.

Why take the DELF-DALF exams?

Approved by a team of psychometricians specializing in evaluation, the DELF and DALF examinations are recognized around the world, they can add extra value to your resume. They are often used by administrative bodies, employers, and educational institutions.

In Canada, more than 35,000 Canadians have taken DELF-DALF exams over the past few years. As a result, the DELF and DALF examinations are becoming more well-known and receiving greater recognition from administrative organizations, employers, and educational institutions.

DALF diplomas open doors at universities in France and at a growing number of European and Francophone universities. Students who have earned a DELF level B2 will be exempted from the language test requirements for registration in French universities.

Learn more about DELF-DALF in Canada.