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Examinations: DELF/DALF, DELF Prim & DELF Junior

Deadline to enrol for the DELF/DALF in March 2018: Monday 5th February!

The Alliance Française is an official examination centre which gives you the opportunity to obtain the official French diplomas awarded by the French authorities and recognised internationally.

The next available session for the DELF/DALF & DELF Junior will take place in March 2018.

=>What is the DELF & DALF?
The DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry for Education certifying competency in French for foreign candidates. The are offered in 900 exam centres throughout 154 countries. Since 2005, the DELF and the DALF certificates are harmonized with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages from the Council of Europe.

=>Why would you be interested?
If not simply for your own benefit, these French diplomas can be an asset to your CV as they are internationally recognized for both professional applications and university studies.
For instance, holders of the DALF C1 diploma and sometimes the DELF B2 can be exempted from taking an entrance test before enrolling in a French University. For foreign students, the DALF C1 is usually the required gateway to the most prestigious schools or universities.

=>Who can take these tests?
Anyone who wishes to validate their French language skills may sit the examination.

More information on these exams is available here

=>The different levels

Can understand and use familiar expressions and very basic phrases. Can introduce himself/herself and others. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly. Description of the exam

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information. Can describe in simple terms the immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. Description of the exam

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar. Can describe experiences and events, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Description of the exam

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue. Description of the exam

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. Description of the exam

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations. Description of the exam

*Sessions for the DELF/DALF take place three times a year at the Alliance Française de Glasgow: March, June & December.

Calendar DELF/DALF in 2018:

PDF - 93 kb

Enrolment Form DELF/DALF 2018:

Word - 706.5 kb

FEES for the DELF/DALF in 2018
DELF A1: £50
DELF A2: £55
DELF B1: £65
DELF B2: £75
DALF C1: £110
DALF C2: £145

Please contact Shona Miller to find out more about our upcoming sessions: 0141 331 4080 / assistant@afglasgow.org.uk

N.B. : You can also sit the DELF/DALF in Edinburgh, London or Manchester.

=>What is the DELF Prim?
The DELF Prim is the first level in the DELF/DALF series of certificates awarded by the French Ministry of Education for proficiency in French as a Foreign Language.

This diploma is intended for children who are beginners in French as a Foreign Language and who are either undertaking studies corresponding to the French elementary level or are the right age to undertake such studies under the regulations applicable in their country. Successful candidates receive a certificate identical to the general public’s version.

There are three types of diplomas available: DELF Prim A1.1, A1 and A2; there is one session per year which takes place in May.

More information on the DELF Prim is available here.

Calendar DELF Prim in 2018:

PDF - 63.9 kb

Enrolment Form DELF Prim 2018:

Word - 646 kb

=>What is the DELF Junior?
The DELF Junior 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.
The examinations are independent, and candidates can register for the examination of their choice. Each examination evaluates the four communication skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.

There are four types of diplomas available: DELF Junior A1, A2, B1 & B2.
Sessions take place three times per year: March, June and December.

More information on the DELF Junior is available here.

Calendar DELF Junior in 2018:

PDF - 81.5 kb

Enrolment Form DELF Junior 2018:

Word - 669.5 kb

Please contact Shona Miller to find out more about our upcoming sessions: 0141 331 4080 / assistant@afglasgow.org.uk

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