DELF/DALF - French language exams

World Languages at Coventry University is an officially approved examination centre for the DELF/DALF exam which certifies the French language skills of candidates. We also offer preparation courses.

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The DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française/Diploma in French language) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française/Advanced Diploma in French language) diplomas are issued by the French Ministry of Education. The exams are available to both native and non-native speakers.

The DELF and DALF are designed to assess the communicative skills of candidates in a real-life situation and evaluate practical language skills. The levels are based on the CEFR. Candidates are not required to have completed a previous level before registering for the examination of their choice. At each level, four skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Not only are these diplomas internationally recognised and accepted, but they are valid for life - an asset whether you are currently studying or already working. To study at a French university, DELF B2 is the minimum language requirement.

When are the next exams and how much is the fee?

The prices listed below are set by the Institut français for 2021.

Date Exam - Level Fee Registration Deadline
09 December 2021 DELF - A1 £75 15 October 2021
10 December 2021 DELF - A2 £80 15 October 2021
13 December 2021 DELF - B1 £95 15 October 2021
14 December 2021 DELF - B2 £110 15 October 2021
15 and 16 December 2021 DALF-C1 £150 15 October 2021
16 and 17 December 2021 DALF-C2 £175 15 October 2021


How can I prepare for the exam?

World Languages offer DELF and DALF examination preparation courses in both autumn and spring terms. You can sign up with the link below.

What are the exam sections?

At each level, four skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The DELF exams are divided into 2 parts:

  • listening comprehension, written production, and reading comprehension are tested in a written exam.
  • speaking and oral interaction are tested in a one-on-one exam.

When will I get my results and certificate?

You’ll receive your results and certificate a few months after taking the exam. The certificate will be sent to the address you provided at registration.

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