Do you need to certify your level of French for the purposes of higher education?
Every months, the exam centre at the Alliance Française offers examinations that are recognised by higher education institutions.
DELF - Diploma in French Language Studies
DALF - Advanced Diploma in French Language
Official diplomas delivered by the French Ministry of National Education to certify and validate your French skills. Qualification valid for life.
The exam process
The following skills are assessed at every level:
The minimum mark needed to get the diploma is 50 out of 100 (fail mark: lower than 5 out of 25).
Results are approximately 4 to 5 weeks after the session:
in the format of a results transcript to be collected from Reception 4 to 5 weeks after the session.
in the format of a diploma, available 4 to 5 weeks after the results are published.
*A discount of 15% is offered to students of the Alliance Française Paris
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*A discount of 20% is offered to students of the Alliance Française Paris
Specifically designed for those who have to demonstrate their level of French knowledge to gain French nationality. Certification valid for two years.
Duration of tests
French test set by the Ministry of National Education to enable the simple, fast and reliable assessment and certification of your knowledge of French.
TCF by appointment
Test of your knowledge of French by appointment with results given immediately. Mandatory computer-based tests.
The candidate's pathway to the exam
You select an exam and a date
You sign up
You prepare for your exam
You sit the exam
You get the results
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