DELF / DALF Certification

 

The words DELF and DALF designate two modern degrees designed to assess the ability to communicate in a candidate, in real-life situations using authentic documents. These two diplomas attest and certify the level of proficiency in French of candidates whose mother tongue is other than French.

The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française)  and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) awarded by the French Ministry of National Education, can be used to study, work and immigrate in a francophone country thanks to the worldwide recognition of this certification. They are six separate levels of diplomas. These exams are created for adults and for kids, the results are valid indefinitely. DALF and DELF reflect the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

DELF Prim exams are for the children at primary school. The skills assessed are the same as those in the DELF General Public. However, the language material and questions are adapted for the age group.

 

LEVELS     

TYPE OF DIPLOMA           

INTENDED AUDIENCE       

SKILL ATTAINMENT                                           

A1.1

DELF PRIM

Child

Elementary

A1

A1

DELF PRIM

DELF

Child

For all

Introductory elementary or discovery

A2

A2

DELF PRIM

DELF

Child

For all

Intermediate elementary or survival

B1

DELF

For all

Independent (threshold level of independence)

B2

DELF

For all

Independent (advanced level of independence) 

C1

DELF

For all

Competent (highest level)

C2

DELF

For all

Autonomus (proficiency)

 

Levels descriptions

 

A1.1 and A1 - Can understand and use familiar and everyday expressions as well as very simple statements aimed at meeting concrete needs. Can introduce himself or introduce someone and ask a person questions about him - for example, his place of residence, his relations, what belongs to him, etc. - and can answer the same type of questions. Can communicate in a simple way if the speaker speaks slowly and clearly and is cooperative.

 

A2 - Can understand isolated sentences and frequently used expressions in relation to immediate priority areas (For example, simple personal and family information, shopping, close environment, work). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring only simple and direct information exchange on familiar and familiar topics. Can describe with simply means his training, his immediate environment and evoke subjects that correspond to immediate needs.

 

B1 - Can understand the essentials when plain and standard language is used and if it is familiar with work, school, hobbies, etc. Can cope with most situations when travelling to a region where the target language is spoken. Can produce a simple and coherent speech on familiar topics and in his fields of interest. Can tell an event, experience or dream, describe a hope or purpose, and briefly explain reasons or explanations for a project or idea.

 

B2 - Can follow or give a presentation on a current subject or have a conversation on a relatively wide range of topics while being able to browse through texts to identify relevant information and to understand detailed instructions or advice. Can also take notes while someone is speaking or writing a letter with unusual requests.

 

C1 - Can participate effectively in meetings and seminars in his professional field or maintain an informal conversation with a satisfactory level of fluency and coping with abstract expressions. Can read fast enough to deal with a university course, read the media for information, or understand non-routine correspondence. Can easily draft professional correspondence, make sufficiently accurate notes in meetings, or write an essay that demonstrates an ability to communicate.

 

C2 - Can express themselves on complex or sensitive points and give advice, understand familiar allusions and confidently deal with unfriendly questions. Can include documents, correspondence and reports, including the finer points of complex texts. Can write letters on any subject as well as notes taken at a meeting or seminar with accuracy and a suitable expression.

 

* Please note that Mathieu College offers exams for levels A1.1 to B1 inclusively.

 

Dates and fees

EXAMS   

DATE

FEES     

DELF – FOR ALL - A1

Monday, November 5, 2018

100$

DELF – FOR ALL - A2

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

100$

DELF – FOR ALL - B1

Wednesday, November 2018

175$

 

Important for the next sessions.

 

 

 

Ready to apply? 

Complete the registration form and send it by e-mail to formationcontinue@collegemathieu.sk.ca or phone Mr. Nejib Bouanani at 306 565-3527. 

 


Assessment measures your capacities in four skills: written and oral comprehension as well as written and oral production.

Each exam is independent. You can register on more than one level in a single session.

You can find sample questions by visiting one of the following websites:

DELF: http://www.ciep.fr/en/delf-tout-public

DELF Prim: http://www.ciep.fr/en/delf-prim