TEF and TCF Certification registration will be available starting Tuesday, 14 August 2018. If you would like to pre-register, please email alliance@francedc.org or call the Alliance at (202) 234-7911 and ask for Jessie

Delf Dalf logo DELF & DALF

The Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) and the Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française (DALF) are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify foreign candidates’ proficiency in French. The DELF B2 affords access to all French universities and to an ever growing number of European and francophone universities, eliminating the need for pre-admission French language tests.

The DELF and the DALF certificates are made up of six independent diplomas corresponding to the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): DELF A1, DELF A2, DELF B1, DELF B2, DALF C1, and DALF C2.

The exams are divided into two parts:

Written Exam: Listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and written expression
One on One Exam: Speaking and oral interaction

The Alliance Française de Washington offers three DELF versions:

For more information about DELF or DALF visit the CIEP website.

Don’t know your level?
Practice tests are available here for A1-B2 or here for C1 and C2. Alternately, you may take our free placement test and we will make a recommendation for you.


Please note that exam centers in other cities may offer more sessions throughout the year. For exam centers outside of DC, please consult the list of exam centers by clicking here.

DELF Junior (ages 13-17) Session

We do not have a DELF Junior session planned at this time. If you are interested, please contact us by phone at 202-234-7911 or by email at certifications@francedc.org.


A1: $120

A2: $130

B1: $140

B2: $170

C1: $220

C2: $220

DELF/DALF tout public (ages 16+) Session

December 3rd – December 7th, 2018

A1 – A2: December 3rd
B1: December 4th
B2: December 5th
C1: December 6th
C2: December 7th
Registration: October 19 – November 19, 2018