Tests & Certifications


DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications issued by the French Ministry of Education to certify French language proficiency of non-native speakers. 

There are six independent diplomas, which correspond, respectively, to the six levels of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Référence for Language (CEFRL).

International Recognition

    • Diplomas are awarded by the French Ministry of Education and accepted worldwide including the government of Canada.
    • Exams are held world-wide and conducted under the supervision of the French Embassy of respective countries, at accredited official examination centres.
    • The DELF-DALF structure is modeled on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which serves as an international reference in the organisation of language teaching and certification.
    • Candidates having earned the DALF are exempted from language entrance examinations in French universities.
    • Candidates having earned the DELF / DALF diplomas earn extra points for immigration to countries such as Canada and their chances of employment increase.
    • The Alliance Française de Johannesburg is the only official DELF/DALF accredited exam centre in Johannesburg.  

There are also different types of DELF to choose from according to your age and objectives (links will send you to an overview and sample of the exams):

How to register ?

First you need to check the official dates for the DELF 2023, then download the registration form and follow the instruction. You can also register online.