Information

Exams offered at SFU

  • DELF B1 TOUT PUBLIC
  • DELF B2 TOUT PUBLIC
  • DALF C1 version Lettres

If you are applying to the French Module of the Professional Development Program (PDP) at SFU, please visit the PDP French Module website to find out which exam is required.

Level descriptions

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Level
Descriptors

C1

Proficient User

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
 Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
 Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

B2

Independent User

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
 Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
 Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B1

Independent User

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
 Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
 Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
A2 Basic User Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Global scale - Table 1 (CEFR 3.3): Common Reference levels

The exam center at SFU offers sessions in March and November.

Upcoming sessions

Exam dates
Registration dates
November 6-9, 2019 August 15 to October 4, 2019
  • Group tests
    DELF B1 - Wednesday, November 6 at 9 am
    DELF B2 - Thursday, November 7 at 9 am
    DALF C1 - Friday, November 8 at 9 am
  • Individual tests
    Following the group test on the same day or starting Saturday, November 9. Individual tests must be completed within two weeks of the group tests.

There are a limited number of seats for some of the exam levels.

For exams in June in Vancouver, please visit the Alliance française website.

Location

The exam session in Novembre 2019 will take place at:

SFU SURREY
250-13450 Avenue 102
Surrey, BC
Canada V3T 0A3

It is highly recommended to take the Skytrain (Expo line) to Surrey Central station which is just in front of the campus.

Parking at or near SFU Surrey

The exam sessions can take place on any one of the SFU campuses: SFU Surrey, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre) or SFU Burnaby. The location of each session is confirmed before each registration period.

Cost

Exam Cost
DELF B1 $ 195
DELF B2
$ 195
DALF C1 $ 275

Registration and payment

Registration dates: August 15 to October 4, 2019

REGISTRATION

Registration is confirmed only when the registration form and payment are received.

Registration and payment for the November 2019 exam session will be open on August 15th. The link to registration and payment will be provided on this page.

Can anyone take the exam?

If you are NOT a French citizen and need an assessment of your French level for personal or professional purposes, you can take DELF and/or DALF.

If you are a French citizen but from a non French-speaking country and do not have a teaching certificate (secondary or postsecondary), you must seek permission from the National Commission for DELF-DALF to take the DELF or DALF exams.

Candidates can take the same exam as many times as necessary, until they pass.
However, if you already obtained a diploma and want to take the same level exam again, you must agree to have your previous diploma revoked.  A written statement is required before taking the exam. Once your previous diploma revoked, whether you pass or fail the exam subsequently, your previous diploma will no longer be valid.

Results

Results should be available 4 to 6 weeks after the exams. Diplomas may take up to 6 months to arrive after the exams.