Information

Exams offered at SFU
 

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

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.

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.

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

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

For exams in June 2019 in Vancouver, please visit the Alliance française website.

Location

The exam sessions take place on one of the campuses: SFU Burnaby, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre) or SFU Surrey. The location of the November 2019 session will be confirmed shortly.

Cost

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

Registration and payment

Registration for the November 2019 exam session will be open in September.

Please fill out the online registration form and wait till you receive an email confirmation before you proceed with the payment of the exam fees.

Payment of exam fees

You will receive a final confirmation only when we receive your registration form and payment.

Due to the high volume of emails that we receive during the registration period, please expect a delay in response.

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.