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DELF - Diploma in French Language Studies

Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française

The DELF is an official diploma delivered by the National Education BOard to certify the foreign candidates' competences in French. The DELF is composed with 4 independant diplomas corresponding to the first four levels of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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.
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Based on the same principle: it recognises the linguistic ompetency of a basic user, considered as a social actor. The candidate can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.
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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.
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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.
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 Who can take the diplomas?
- If you are not French and would like your French skills to be recognised for personal or professional purposes, you can take DELF and/or DALF.
- If you are a non-French-speaking French person,  you can obtain authorisation from the National Commission for DELF and DALF to take the DELF examinations.

 Which diploma should I take?
The DELF and DALF diplomas are independent, so you can take the examination of your choice. You can also sit the examinations for a number of diplomas during the same examination session.

 Where do I register?
At the ILCF Lyon Office, 31 place Bellecour, 2nd "arrondissement" of Lyon, Bellecour subway station.
By email
By phone: 00 33 - (0)4 72 32 50 53

 How much does registration cost?
To know more about the admission and the tuituion, consult the Exams Schedule.

 When should I take these exams?
To know more about the dates of examinations, consult the Exams Schedule.

 How can I prepare these exams?
The Semester Intensive Program and the Semester Semi-Intensive Program are French courses at the ILCF which prepare to the DELF and DALF examinations depending on your level group.
Sample papers for oral comprehension

To know more about the admission, the tuituion, the dates of examinations, consult the Exams Schedule.

For further information, go to this page.





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