DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language.
DELF and DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas that are consistent with :
• international standards for test development (www.alte.org)
• the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (www.coe.int)
DELF/DALF examinations are independent, and candidates can register for the examination of their choice corresponding to their competency level. Each examination evaluates the four communication skills : reading, listening, writing and speaking.
DELF Junior is a specially adapted version of the diplomas for teenagers.
It has the same basic structure as the standard DELF exam however, the topics are different as the materials take into account the interests of young people. This exam can therefore only be taken by children of secondary-level age. The diploma awarded is identical to the standard DELF diploma.
For more details on DELF/DALF visit : www.ciep.fr
|INTENSIVE CLASSES 4 weeks||EXTENSIVE CLASSES 6 weeks||TEXT BOOKS||COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES LEVEL||DIPLOMAS|
|30 hours / sessions 4 sessions||27 hours / sessions 4 sessions||CONNEXIONS 1||A1 - Basic users - Breakthrough This level recognises basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the "discovery" stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way : he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.||DELF JUNIOR or DELF A1|
|30 hours / sessions 4 sessions||27 hours / sessions 4 sessions||CONNEXIONS 2||A2 - Basic users - Waystage It reinforces oral and written communication skills. The candidates can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.||DELF JUNIOR or DELF A2|
|30 hours / sessions 4 sessions||27 hours / sessions 4 sessions||ALTER EGO 3||B1 - Independet users - Threshold At this level, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction : he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life.||DELF JUNIOR or DELF B1|
|30 hours / sessions 5 sessions||27 hours / sessions 5 sessions||ALTER EGO 4||B2 - Independent users - Vantage
A B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes.
|DELF JUNIOR or DELF B2|
|30 hours / sessions 5 sessions||27 hours / sessions 5 sessions||ALTER EGO 5||C1 - Autonomous level
You are able to express yourself spontaneously and fluently without any apparent difficulty in relation to your social, professional or academic life and also to complex subjects. You can understand a wide range of long texts with implicit meanings.
DALF (diplôme approfondi de langue française)
This exam may be done by candidates who have had at least 800 hours of French learning.
|DALF C1||DALF C2|
|Language users at level C1 are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures.||C2 users’ proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression. C2 candidates are capable of using the language for academic and advanced-level purposes.|