Delf / Dalf Adults

Get international recognition of your French level!


For personal satisfaction, in prevision of a move or for work, there are many reasons to take this exam!

Description & structure


The DELF and DALF exams are a French proficiency test developed by the French Ministry of Education, internationally recognized and valid for life.

It is designed to assess the communicative skills of a candidate in a real-life situation, using authentic documents, rather than the linguistic and formal grammatical knowledge.

Four skills are evaluated through two examinations:

  • collective examination: listening, reading, writing;
  • individual examination: speaking.




The DELF covers levels:

  • A1 - $125
  • A2 - $125
  • B1 - $195
  • B2 - $195

While the DALF covers levels:

  • C1 - $275
  • C2 - $275

To learn more about CEFR levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2)
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To learn more about CEFR levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 & C2) Click here

Next session & registration deadlines


Examination Centre: unless clearly advised otherwise, all exams are organised at the Alliance française of Edmonton, where you will be asked to respect Covid-19 guidelines.

Your registration must be received at least 7 days before the date of your exam.

Please note that candidates will not be able to choose their oral examination date.
They will receive an email one week before the examinations at the latest to inform them of the precise day and time of their exam.

AUGUST


  • A1 - Mon. Aug. 9 - 10am to 11:20am
  • A2 - Tue. Aug. 10 - 10am to 11:40am
  • B1 - Wed. Aug. 11 - 10am to 11:45am
  • B2 - Thur. Aug. 12 - 10am to  12:30pm
  • C1 - Fri. Aug. 13 - 10am to 2pm
  • C2 - Mon. Aug. 9 - 12pm to 2:30pm

NOVEMBER


  • A1 - Mon. Nov. 1 - 10am to 11:20am
  • A2 - Tue. Nov. 2 - 10am to 11:40am
  • B1 - Wed. Nov. 3 - 10am to 11:45am
  • B2 - Thur. Nov. 4 - 10am to  12:30pm
  • C1 - Fri. Nov. 5 - 10am to 2pm
  • C2 - Mon. Nov. 1 - 12pm to 2:30pm



How to register


  • Read through the information on this page and in our terms and conditions carefully.
  • FILL OUT THIS FORM AND PROCEED WITH PAYMENT, at least 10 days before your exam date.
  • You will receive an email confirming your registration.
  • You will receive your exam schedule by email one week before the examinations at the latest.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at info@afedmonton.ca or (780) 469-0399.




How to prepare


  1. Prep courses: To give you the best chances to succeed, we offer prep courses ! The preparation course is divided in 4 classes, each class is 2h and focuses on one component of the exam: 2h for oral comprehension, 2h for written comprehension, 2h for written expression, 2h for oral expression.
    This prep course is NOT a French class, it will focus on giving all the tips you need to get you ready for the exam, understand how to organize your time and have more chance to succeed. You will work on similar exercises to the ones you will be facing during the exam. Contact us if you'd like to book one!
  2. Private tuition: personalised training and flexible scheduling, private tuition is a great way to get ready before your exam. Visit our website for more details.
  3. Resources:
  • Bonjour de France: online activities to prepare for the DELF.
  • TV5 Monde: online activities to practice French through videos, songs and articles, for A1 and A2 levels (and above).
  • Our multimedia library also stocks a variety of books to help you prepare for the DELF/DALF exams.



Results


Results are emailed to you about one month after taking the test. After this, you will then receive emails advising you when your certificate and diploma have arrived - certificates require a few weeks after test results and diplomas require a few months - so that you can come and pick them up at the Alliance française of Edmonton. If you cannot come and pick them up, we can arrange to have them mailed to you: you will need to provide us with a Large (33x25.4cm) prepaid envelop with your name and address on it.

Results assigned by national juries are final. If you failed the exam, you may apply to have a look at your exam paper within two weeks of your results being emailed to you. To form such request, please email us at info@afedmonton.ca

Note that DELF examiners and markers are all trained and authorized by the CIEP. They follow strict assessment guidelines and are regularly monitored.