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DELF (DIPLÔME D’ETUDES EN LANGUE FRANÇAISE) AND DALF (DIPLÔME APPROFONDI DE LANGUE FRANÇAISE)

DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official certificates awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside of France in the French language. DELF and DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 

DELF is for students with an elementary to intermediate level. DALF is for students with an upper-intermediate to advanced level.

Our clients benefit from a special discount for all DELF/DALF exams. Please contact us directly at cours@institutfrancais.dk.

 

DELF JUNIOR (DIPLÔME D’ETUDES EN LANGUE FRANÇAISE – JUNIOR)

DELF Junior is an official certificate awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates under the age of 18 from outside of France in the French language.

 


DELF/DALF PRACTICAL INFORMATIONS

All nationalities can register for the exams, with the exception of French citizens.

All the examinations take place at the Institut français.

Your enrollment is valid once the enrollment fee is paid. Payment must be received at the latest on the last day of the enrollment period.

You will get the results of the DELF/DALF exams around one week after the last day of examination. They are sent both to you and to the Institut. It may take up to 3 months to receive the actual diploma.
People who have passed the DALF (C1 or C2) are exempt from taking language tests for entrance into French universities.

 

We organize official tests twice a year (in May and November). We offer a special course designed to prepare for the DALF examination. You can also enroll to any of our courses all year long to improve your French language skills. 

 

Please contact us and get an appointment if you have any question regarding enrollment or examinations, or if you are wondering about which level to sit an exam for: cours@institutfrancais.dk.

 


EUROPEAN REFERENCE LEVELS IN LANGUAGE

Sample papers her

DELF A1 ELEMENTARY LEVEL: 80-100 HOURS.

This exam demonstrates quite basic language skills and especially the ability to express yourself in everyday situations. The exam is divided into four disciplines: oral and written comprehension and oral and written expression skills. Total duration (can be spread over two days): 1 hour and 20 minutes and 20 minutes oral exam (10 min. preparation + 10 min. presentation).

DELF A2 ELEMENTARY LEVEL: 180-220 HOURS.

This level demonstrates basic language skills, the ability to behave in everyday situations and other social relationships. The exam is divided into four disciplines: oral and written comprehension and oral and written expression skills. Total duration (can be spread over two days): 1 hour and 40 minutes and 20 minutes oral exam (10 min. preparation + 10 min. presentation).

DELF B1 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: 330-400 HOURS.

This exam demonstrates good language skills, follow up on more complex issues, arguments, point of views and the ability to tackle difficult and / or unforeseen everyday problems. The exam is divided into four disciplines: oral and written comprehension and oral and written expression skills. Total duration (can be spread over two days): 1 hour and 45 minutes and 25 minutes oral exam (15 min. preparation + 10 min. presentation).

DELF B2 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: 530-650 HOURS.

This exam demonstrates language skills in practicing level, a broad vocabulary and ability to autocorrect. In addition the ability to listen, understand and participate in any interview situation. The exam is divided into four disciplines: oral and written comprehension and oral and written fluency. Total duration (can be divided into 2 days) 2 hours and 30 minutes and 50 minutes oral exam (30 min. preparation + 20 min. presentation).

DALF C1 ADVANCED LEVEL: 780-950 HOURS.

This exam demonstrates autonomy and spontaneity in any conversation. An exam for you with a very wide vocabulary and a thorough knowledge of French society and its culture. The exam is divided into four disciplines: oral and written comprehension and oral and written expression skills. Total duration (can be distributed over two days): 4 hours and 1 hour and 30 minutes oral exam (1 hour preparation + 30 min. presentation).

DALF C2 ADVANCED LEVEL: +950 HOURS.

This exam demonstrates an effortless and precise use of the French language, a very wide vocabulary and a thorough knowledge of French society and its culture. The exam is divided into four disciplines: oral and written comprehension and oral and written fluency. Total duration (can be spread over two days): 3 hours and 30 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes oral exam (1 hour preparation + 30 min. presentation).

 

 


 

TCF – TEST DE CONNAISSANCE DU FRANÇAIS

The TCF is the French language test awarded by the French Ministry of Education. TCF assesses a person’s level of French language for general purposes. It is intended for people who are not native French speakers and who, for professional, personal or academic reasons, wish to have their competency in French assessed and certified simply, reliably and quickly.

The TCF is compulsory for future students as part of the DAP (Demande d’Admission Préalable, or Preliminary Admission Application) for admission on first and second year at a university and for Architecture students. Yet if you have passed the DALF (C1 or C2) you are exempt from taking language tests to enrol in French universities.

The TCF is a standard graded test designed by the CIEP. A language tester member of the ALTE (The Association of Language Testers in Europe), based on an extremely rigorous method that makes it a valid means of assessing language skills.

All candidates receive a certificate of results that gives them a grade between six levels (from A1 to C2) on the competency scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). This means that it is not possible to fail the TCF.

Since December 2002, the TCF has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 standard.

There is an electronic version of the TCF that candidates can use to take the test on a computer.

TCF is composed of three compulsory examinations (1 h 30) and two optional examinations (2 h). More information here: http://www.ciep.fr/en/tcf/presenta.php

For training and simulation click her: www.tv5monde.com/tcf

Information and examples: CIEP

 

TCF – QUEBEC

Since the 16th of October 2006, Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration (MICC) has required people submitting applications to immigrate to Quebec to provide proof of their level of competency in French by taking the TCF pour le Québec, or TCF test for Quebec.

The TCF for Quebec includes a choice of max 4 disciplines: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. For more information please see the following link (Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration) or contact us.

 

TCF DAP

TCF DAP is for those who want to enroll in a French university in the first or second year or will be enrolled in a school of architecture. Do you not have a DELF B2 or DALF, you can take a TCF DAP. The tests consist of two compulsory parts:

  1. Part 1: Oral comprehension: 30 questions. Language structure (grammar and vocabulary): 20 questions. Written comprehension: 30 questions.
  2. Part 2: Written expression.

Basically there will be two annual examination periods in spring and autumn. The final enrollment and exam dates will appear on this website as soon as they are defined.

The test is only held between October and February.

 

TCF – ACQUISITION DE LA NATIONALITÉ FRANCAISE (ANF)

TCF ANF is for those wishing to obtain French nationality. The TCF for ANF includes two examinations:

  1. Listening comprehension (25 min.), Reading (45 min.), Speaking (10 min.) and Writing (30 min.).
  2. Oral skills (6 questions). Duration of examination: 15 minutes

People who have passed the DALF (C1 or C2) are exempt from taking language tests for entrance into French universities.

All nationalities can register for the exams, with the exception of French citizens.

You will get the results and the diplomas around one month after the examination. We will send you an e-mail when we get the diplomas from Paris.

 


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Dates for next sessions will be communicated here. 

For registering or for any questions regarding enrollment or examinations, contact us via cours@institutfrancais.dk.

Your enrollment is valid once the enrollment fee is paid. Payment must be received at the latest on the last day of the enrollment period. Since 2013 new regulation requires TCF and TCF Quebec test takers to send attached ID pictures via email to complete registration process.