DELF-DALF Exams

DELF-DALF Center at SFU

SFU now offers French exams to get your DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française).

The DELF (beginner and intermediate level) and the DALF (advanced level) are diplomas that are internationally recognized and valid for life. The exams are used to assess and certify the French language proficiency of candidates whose first language is not French.

In British Columbia, the DELF and DALF exams are used as the French language requirement for admission to the French modules in the teacher education programs at SFU (Professional Development Program - French Module) and at UBC (Teacher Education Program). The DELF and DALF are required by many school districts. (TBC)

The diplomas are awarded by the French Ministry for National Education.  The exams are developed by France Éducation international (formerly CIEP) in France and reflect the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).  You can take the exams in 173 countries around the world.

Consult the "DELF-DALF in Canada" website for more information on the DELF and DALF.

Why take the DELF-DALF exams?

There are many reasons to take the DELF or DALF exam:

  • obtain a diploma that is valid for life and internationally recognized
  • enhance your resume (the DELF and DALF are becoming more widely recognized and may be required by some administrations, employers and postsecondary institutions)
  • auto-evaluate your French language proficiency
  • satisfy the French language requirement for your application to the Professional Development Program (French Module) at SFU's Faculty of Education