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 de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion), take TEFAQ or TCF Québec .

  • If you need to take a French proficiency test for Immigration to Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada), take TEF Canada (all sections recommended) or TCF Canada (dates TBD). 

  • If you need to take a French proficiency test for French Nationality, take TCF ANF or TEF ANF.

  • If you need to take a French proficiency test for admission to undergraduate studies (first or second year Bachelor’s program only) take TCF DAP or DELF B2.

  • 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), TCF DAP, DELF B2, DALF C1, or 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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