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Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française/ Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française

DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language.

These certificates are valid for life. DELF and DALF consist of six independent certificates that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Important Note
As of July 2015, only two tests—TCF ANF and TEF ANF—are recognized by the French government to certify the level of French of persons applying for French Citizenship.

Exam Preparation Help
Official website:
Sample Tests:
Old/New DELF-DALF Equivalencies:

Related Exams for Kids & Teens
DELF Prim (ages 8–12)
DELF Juniors (ages 13+)

Exam Eligibility

Exams can be taken one level per session or multiple levels during the same session.

Basic-Level User
DELF A1: FIAF class level 102, 103 and 201
DELF A2: FIAF class level 202, 203, 204 and 301

Independent User
DELF B1: FIAF class level 302, 303, 304 and 401
DELF B2: FIAF class level 402, 403, 404 and 405

Expert User
DALF C1: FIAF class level 501, 502 and 503
DALF C2: FIAF class level 504, 505 and 506

Exam Schedule: All Audiences

Exam Dates: December 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2016

Registration Opens: October 24, 2016
Registration Deadline: November 23, 2016

Exam 2016 Dates Time Duration
Basic-Level User
DELF A1 (Written) Mon, Dec 5 12–1:20pm 1 hr 20 mins
Individual A1 (Oral) Mon, Dec 5* 8:30–11:30am
or 1:30–5pm*
Prep: 10 mins;
Interview 7 mins
DELF A2 (Written) Tue, Dec 6 12–1:40pm 1 hr 40 mins
Individual A2 (Oral) Tue, Dec 6* 8:30–11:30am
or 1:50–5:30pm*
Prep: 10 mins;
Interview: 8 mins
Independent User
DELF B1 (Written) Wed, Dec 7 12–1:45pm 1 hr 45 mins
Individual B1 (Oral) Wed, Dec 7* 8:30–11:30am
or 1:55–6pm*
Prep: 10 mins;
Interview: 15 mins
DELF B2 (Written) Thu, Dec 8 12–2:30pm 2 hrs 30 mins
Individual B2 (Oral) Thu, Dec 8* 8:30–11:30am
or 2:40–6:30pm*
Prep: 30 mins;
Interview: 20 mins
Expert User
DALF C1 (Written) Fri, Dec 9 12–4pm 4 hrs
Individual C1 (Oral) Fri, Dec 9* 8:30–11:30am
or 4:10–7:30pm*
Prep: 1 hr;
Interview: 30 mins
DALF C2 (Written) Fri, Dec 9 12–3:30pm 3 hrs 30 mins
Individual C2 (Oral) Fri, Dec 9* 8:30–11:30am
or 3:40–7:30pm*
Prep: 1 hr 30 mins; Interview: 30 mins

*Note: FIAF reserves the right to ask candidates from New York and its vicinity to take the oral exam at a different date depending on the number of candidates. Times are subject to change based on the number of candidates.


Please complete one of the registration forms below and return it to FIAF by mail, fax or email.

  Registration Form (doc)

  Registration Form (pdf)

Mail: Mrs. Voahangy Siraisi,
FIAF Language Center, 22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022
Fax: 212 527 2678

A1 $120
A2 $130
B1 $140
B2 $170
C1 $220
C2 $220

You may pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) in person or over the telephone, or by check or money order (to FIAF).

Note: Exam fee is not refundable.
Exam participation can only be transferred to the next session in case of sickness. A doctor’s note (not via email) must be mailed within the next three days of the test.


Contact Info
Voahangy Siraisi
Exam Coordinator
646 388 6691

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