CERTIFICATIONS

The Alliance Française de Washington is an official exam center that offers evaluations of French language proficiency and awards several internationally recognized diplomas. The tests and diplomas are based on the same levels as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2).

The tests (TEF, TCF, TEFAQ) are reliable measurements for determining proficiency and are only valid for a set period of time.

The diplomas (DELF, DALF, DAEFLE) are similar to university degrees in that they confirm language proficiency and are valid for life.
In-house evaluations ($75) are available for Fulbright, European Commission, or other external evaluation needs. Please contact academic.director@francedc.org

Which exam should I take?

If you need to take a French proficiency test for Immigration to Québec (Ministère d’Immigration et communautés culturelles), take the TEFAQ or TCFQ.

UPDATE: as of August 1st, 2013, some changes have been made to the Québec Immigration linguistic requirements.
Read more here.

  • If you need to take a French proficiency test for Immigration to Canada (Citizenship and Immigration Canada), take the TEF Canada (all sections recommended).
  • If you need to take a French proficiency test for French Nationality, take the TCF-ANF

  • If you need to take a French proficiency test for admission to undergraduate studies (first or second year Bachelor’s program only, take the TCF-DAP.

  • If you need to take a French proficiency test for graduate school (Master’s program, PhD) or for a third year of undergraduate studies (Bachelor’s program) take the TCF tout public (all sections recommended) or you can also take the DELF B2, the DALF C1, or the DALF C2.

  • If you need a current, dated assessment of your level of fluency for personal or professional reasons, take the TCF tout public or TEF.

  • If you are a parent or teacher of a child aged 8-12 and would like an official diploma stating his/her level of fluency, the child should take the DELF Prim.

  • If you are a parent or teacher of a teenager aged 13-17 and would like an official diploma stating his/her level of fluency, the child should take the DELF Junior.

Si vous souhaitez faire une formation professionnelle à distance pour devenir enseignant(e) de français langue étrangère, vous devrez passer le DAEFLE.

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