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.

Two parts to the exam:

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

There are three different versions of DELF/DALF :

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.

2019 DELF/DALF Sessions at AFDC

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/DALF tout public (Ages 18+) 

Registration: October 19 – November 19, 2019

Level Date Written exam times Oral exam times Fee
A1: December 2, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM Before or after the written exams $120
A2: December 2, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM Before or after the written exams $130
B1: December 3, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Before or after the written exams $140
B2: December 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Before or after the written exams $170
C1: December 5, 2019* 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM *Will possibly be on a day other than the written exam $220
C2: December 6, 2019* 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM *Will possibly be on a day other than the written exam $220

* Note: The AFDC reserves the right to ask candidates to take the oral exam at a different date, depending on the number of candidates

The schedule is sent one week before the exam date. Due to the high number of candidates, compréhension orale can 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.