DELF for schools Diploma in French language studies

Diploma in French language studies

DELF and DALF have been consistent with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages since 1 September 2005

Since 1 September 2005, the National Commission for DELF and DALF has been offering a version of DELF for teenagers in state and private schools.

4 independent diplomas






Each diploma corresponds to one of the four lower levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. At each level, a series of examinations evaluates the four communication skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Special features

  • The qualification awarded is the "Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française" [Diploma in French language studies]. There is no indication on the certificate of the fact that it was the DELF for schools that was taken.
  • The structure of the examinations is the same as that of the standard version of DELF. Only the topics and the materials are different: these are adapted for schoolchildren.

General conditions

  • The introduction of DELF for schools is subject to an agreement being signed by the local education authorities and the French embassy.

  • DELF for schools is open to all young people of nationalities other than French who attend a school authorised to offer it as part of the abovementioned agreement.

  • Examination sessions are organised in schools each year with the endorsement of the National Commission for DELF and DALF.

  • Registration takes place in the schools.

  • The fees are set by the Department for cooperation and cultural affairs (SCAC) of the French embassy in collaboration with the local education authorities.

Sample papers

Professional DELF-DALF area for teachers and examination centre managers





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