DELF & DALF



The DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify candidates' proficiency in French. They are the premier international certification for measuring French proficiency. These diplomas are recognized by many institutions and universities around the world and DELF-DALF exams centres are now present in more than 170 countries.

The DELF B2 level gives access to programs in French in most francophone universities in France. It is now widely integrated to French curriculum in secondary school in Alberta.

The DELF and DALF diplomas are independent from each other, so candidates register directly for the examination of their choice without taking the previous levels. At each level, four skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

To see a detailed overview of the DELF/DALF examinations, sample exams and examples of students' work, you can visit the official website dedicated to the DELF/DALF examinations in Canada here.

Structure of the Exam

Level

Duration

Price

DELF A1

1h20 + oral exam: 15 min

$125

DELF A2

1h40 + oral exam: 20 min

$125

DELF B1

1h55 + oral exam: 25 min

$195

DELF B2

2h30 + oral exam: 50 min

$195

DALF C1

3h30 + oral exam: 90 min

$275

DALF C2

4h00 + oral exam: 90 min

$275

 The Alliance Française regularly offers preparation classes for the DELF exams. Contact us for more information.

  If you are under 18, it is recommended to write the DELF junior examination. The junior version of DELF has the same basic structure as the standard DELF. Only the topics are different: the materials take into account the interests of young people. It can only be taken by children of secondary-level age. The diploma awarded is identical to the standard DELF diploma. Click here for more information. 

Next session

DELF A1

Monday, November 1st 2021
10:00 a.m.

Registration CLOSED

DELF A2

Tuesday, November 2nd 2021
10:00 a.m.

Registration CLOSED

DELF B1

Wednesday, November 3rd 2021
10:00 a.m.

Registration CLOSED

DELF B2

Thursday, November 4th 2021
10:00 a.m.

Registration CLOSED

DALF C1

Friday, November 5th 2021
10:00 a.m.

Registration CLOSED

DALF C2

Monday, November 1st 2021
10:00 a.m.

Registration CLOSED

Next dates will be posted in January 2022.

Important Information


The DELF exams take place at Alliance Française of Calgary (AFC):  #350, 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary AB T2T 6T7.


If you have a disability or a condition that may require specific accommodations, please inform AFC before registration. All requests for accommodations must be accompanied by supporting documents (doctor's note to specify the nature of the situation and which arrangements must be made to ensure you take the exam in the optimal conditions).


A non-refundable $75 fee will be charged in the event of rescheduling before the registration deadline. No refund or change of test date will be accepted if received after the registration deadline.
IMPORTANT: No refund is possible once you are registered for the exam. We advise candidates to register only if they are certain to write the test at the chosen date. 


An official certificate of results will be available from 4 to 8 weeks after the test. Your official diploma will be available for pick-up 4 to 6 months after the date of the exam. 


By registering and paying for the examination, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Health Protocol you certify that you have read all the necessary documents.


An official invitation including the schedule will be sent by email to the candidate a few days before the exam. The schedule of the speaking examination will be given in the official invitation and will usually take place later in the day. Candidates must be available all day for the exam. 


Please arrive 15 minutes before the examination starts. You will not be granted access to the room after the examination starts. 


For further questions regarding DELF-DALF exams, please contact us at delf@afcalgary.ca.

Registration Process


Step 1

Complete and submit the form. No registration will be taken after the deadline of your chosen date.


DELF / DALF FORM DELF / DALF FORM


Step 2

Contact us by phone 403-245-5662 to pay the associated fees. We will not be able to process your registration if the form and the payment are not submitted before the deadline. For ease or process, please complete both steps the same day.