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DILF, DELF, and DALF - Official French Proficiency Tests

If you’re studying French to get a job or into a degree program, you’ll eventually need to obtain official certification of your level. DILF, DELF, and DALF are the official French language diplomas for non-native speakers administered by France’s ministry of education, CIEP – Centre international d’études pédagogiques.

For more info, take a look at our DELF/DALF series which includes practical information and tips for preparing to take these French proficiency exams.

CEFR – The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Introduction to DILF / DELF / DALF
DELF A1 Introduction What to expect and how to prepare
DELF A2 Introduction What to expect and how to prepare
DELF B1 Introduction What to expect and how to prepare
DELF B2 Introduction What to expect and how to prepare
DALF C1 Introduction What to expect and how to prepare
DALF C2 Introduction What to expect and how to prepare

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Laura is Kwiziq's Language and Marketing Coordinator. Online educator since '99, Laura is passionate about language, travel, and cooking. She's American by birth and a permanent ex-pat by choice - freelancing made it possible for her to travel extensively and live in several countries before settling permanently in Guadeloupe. Laura is the author of Lawless French, Lawless Spanish, and other websites and books on French, Spanish, English, and vegetarianism. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with food, and enjoying water sports.

Comments: 3

kahenga albert

17 December 2015

1 replies

what Is diploma C2 equivalent to? is it a degree or mastres degree? please I look forward to your feedback. My employer wants to know.

Laura K. Lawless

19 December 2015

Bonjour - Great question! It's not equivalent to any college degree. The C2 (and all the other levels) are a measure of language proficiency. C2 indicates that you have near-native ability in the language, which means that you've studied it for, very approximately, 1,200 hours. You can read more about this here: https://www.french-test.com/blog/what-is-fluency/

kahenga albert

03 February 2016

can someone find employment with those diplomas? can u work as a teacher of French if u do teaching?

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