DELF / DALF Certification

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

A1.1

Description - 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.

Type of Diploma - DELF PRIM

Intended Audience - Child

Skill Attainment - Elementary

A1

Description - 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.

Type of Diploma - DELF PRIM

Intended Audience - Child

Skill Attainment - Introductory elementary or discovery

Type of Diploma - DELF 

Intended Audience - For all

Skill Attainment - Introductory elementary or discovery

A2

Description - 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.

Type of Diploma - DELF PRIM

Intended Audience - Child

Skill Attainment - Intermediate elementary or survival

Type of Diploma - DELF

Intended Audience - For all

Skill Attainment - Intermediate elementary or survival

B1

Description - 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 traveling 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.

Type of Diploma - DELF

Intended Audience - For all

Skill Attainment - Independent (threshold level of independence)

B2

Description - 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.

Type of Diploma - DELF

Intended Audience - For all

Skill Attainment - Independent (advanced level of independence)

C1

Description - 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.

Type of Diploma - DELF

Intended Audience - For all

Skill Attainment - Competent (highest level)

C2

Description - 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.

Type of Diploma - DELF

Intended Audience - For all

Skill Attainment - Autonomous (proficiency)

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

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Dates and Fees

DELF For All/Tout Public 2019

A1

Date - Monday, November 4, 2019

Fees - $100

Registration Deadline - October 1st, 2019

A2

Date - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Fees - $100

Registration Deadline - October 1st, 2019

B1

Date - Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fees - $175

Registration Deadline - October 1st, 2019

DELF PRIM/Scolaire 2019

A1

Date - Monday, November 28, 2019

Fees - $100

Registration Deadline - October 28, 2019

A2

Date - Tuesday, November 27, 2019

Fees - $100

Registration Deadline - October 28, 2019

B1

Date - Wednesday, November 26, 2019

Fees - $175

Registration Deadline - October 28, 2019

Important information for each session:

  • Exam time: 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Time of arrival of all candidates: between 10:30 and 10:30
  • Location: Saskatoon campus, 308, 4th Avenue North, Suite 201, S7K 2L7

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Ready to apply?

Registration Form

Complete the registration form and send it by e-mail to formationcontinue@collegemathieu.sk.ca or phone Mr. Nejib Bouanani at 306 565-3525, ext. 7629. 

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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:

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