Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) – Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)

DELF and DALF exams are the official diplomas issued by the French ministry for education and to certify skills in the French language. DELF and DALF certificates are valid for life and do not expire. There are 6 levels from A1 (elementary) to C2 (higher). Those exams are eligible for CPF (Compte personnel de formation).


Why take the DELF-DALF?

  • To enter a French University or "grande école"  
  • To find work
  • To obtain a certificate of competence in French for an official stay in France or application for French nationality
  • To validate a training request in French for Compte personnel de formation (CPF)

Who can take the DELF-DALF?

  • International candidates
  • French people coming from a non-French speaking country and without French secondary school or higher education qualifications
  • A possible organisation of the tests: Candidates with special needs (third time...) must notify us two months before the date of the test, with a medical certificate attesting to their disability and with accommodation recommended by the doctor as part of school tests in languages. This certificate and its translation (if it is in a foreign language) must be sent by post or by e-mail (inscription@alliance-bordeaux.org).

How to prepare for the exams?

  • The Alliance Française Bordeaux Aquitaine offers preparation classes
  • The website CIEP offers examples of sample tests, a bibliography and websites.

Download exam details  

Registration form



Alliance Française Bordeaux Aquitaine - 126, rue Abbé de l'Epée - 33000 Bordeaux
Private institution of higher education - Approved training centre
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm.
In summer (from 1st July to 27 September 2019) : Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
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