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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. 

There are three different DELF/DALF 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. Please note that Lycée Rochambeau only organizes DELF Prim and DELF Junior. 

DELF PRIM Session  

Registration: February 5 – March 5, 2019



Written exam times

Oral exam times


A1: March 20 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM Before or after the written exams $120
A2:  March 21 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM Before or after the written exams $130

DELF/DALF tout public Session  

Registration: October 19 – November 19, 2018




A1 – A2: December 2 $120; $130
B1:  December 3 $140
B2:  December 4 $170
C1: December 5 $220
C2: December 6 $220

Schedule is sent one week before the exam date. Due to the high number of candidates, compréhension orale could be held on a different from the written part day. 

Please be informed that diplomas can only be picked up in person upon presentation of a photo ID; they cannot be mailed or distributed to third parties.