French Language Requirement - DELF-DALF
In addition to the academic and admission requirements, all candidates applying to the Professional Development Program (PDP) French Module at SFU must demonstrate an appropriate level of French language competency.
Students are placed in practicums in one of the options of the French Module according to their academic preparation and their level of French. The options are:
- Elementary - French as a Second Language (FSL), also known as Core French
- Secondary - FSL
- Elementary - Immersion or Francophone Program
- Secondary - Immersion or Francophone Program
Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF)
Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)
Test and certify your French-language skills with the DELF (beginner and intermediate level) and DALF (advanced level) exams.
The DELF and DALF are six separate diplomas issued by the French Ministry for National Education to certify the French language skills. DELF and DALF certificates are developed by the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) and reflect the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
For details on the exams offered at SFU, dates and registration, please visit the SFU DELF-DALF Exam Center website.
Minimum requirements for admission to the PDP French Module at SFU
|Program||Diploma (minimum level)|
|Francophone Program (elementary or secondary)||DALF C1|
|Secondary Immersion||DALF C1|
|Elementary Immersion||DELF B2 or B1* (Tout public)|
|Elementary or Secondary FSL||DELF B1 (Tout public)|
These are the minimum requirements for admission to the PDP French Module at SFU. The minimum requirements for other universities or institutions may differ. Please check with your institution.
Any level above the minimum is acceptable. For example, for Elementary or Secondary FSL we accept: DELF B1, DELF B2 and DALF C1.
* Only for the DELF B1: for Elementary Immersion/Francophone, a minimum score of 15/25 is required in each component of the exam.
For candidates taking the exam at SFU, the results will be sent directly to the PDP Admissions office.
Candidates who already have a DELF or DALF must send a copy of their results or diploma to SFU OFFA at email@example.com for verification. We may need to see the original, in which case you can bring or send it to the OFFA and it will be returned to you.
Candidates taking the exam at the Alliance française in Vancouver can authorize the exam center to send the results directly to the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affaires (OFFA) at SFU. In order to do this, candidates must send an email to Valentin Morin (firstname.lastname@example.org) authorizing the exam center to send the results to SFU OFFA at email@example.com.
The results will automatically be sent to the PDP (or PLP) Admissions office. No admissions decision to the French Module are possible without the DELF-DALF results.
NOTE: It is recommended to take the DELF-DALF as early as possible to complete your application. There are 3 official DELF-DALF exam sessions (tout public) per year in Canada, generally in March, June and November but not all sessions or diplomas are offered at every examination centre. Check the dates and make sure you take the exam in time to complete your program application. Candidates receive a certificate of their DELF-DALF exam results anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks after the exam. The diplomas take about 6 months.
DEADLINE for DELF-DALF exam results:
- To receive an admission decision by the end of May, applicants should take the exam in November of the previous year or March of the same year
- If you take the DELF-DALF exam in June, your application will be considered for the spots remaining after the first waves of admissions