Test & Certification

DELF/DALF

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):

DELF tout public
Diplôme d’études en langue française
Public: adults
Levels evaluated: A1 to B2

DALF
Diplôme approfondi de langue française
Public: adults
Levels evaluated: C1 to C2

DELF Prim
Diplôme d’études en langue française
Public: children learning French as a Foreign Language at primary school (7 to 12 years old)
Levels evaluated: A1.1, A1, A2

DELF junior
Diplôme d’études en langue française
Public: preadolescent and adolescent candidates in secondary school (12 to 17 years old)
Levels evaluated: A1 to B2

DELF Pro
Diplôme d’études en langue française “option professionnelle”
Public: candidates seeking initial employment opportunities or promotion within a French-speaking work environment
Levels evaluated: A1 to B2

How to register ?

First you need to check the official dates for the DELF 2019, then download the registration form and follow the instruction. You can also register online

Test d’évaluation de français (TEF)

Created in 1998 by the Paris Ile-de-France CCI, the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French.

 Why take the TEF?

The TEF provides confirmation of one’s level of competency in French in any professional, academic or mobility-related context, and in particular for:

What are the tests?

The TEF consists of 5 tests:

    • Oral comprehension (CO) 40 min
    • Written comprehension (CE) 60 min
    • Oral Expression (EO) 15 min
    • Written Expression (EE) 60 min
    • Vocabulary and syntax (LS) 30 min

According to your goals and the formalities you need to complete, you can choose the TEF version that includes the tests you require.

For certain versions of the TEF, the tests must be completed at a single session.

The tests are evaluated on a scale with 7 levels, from level 0 (most basic competencies) to level 6 (complete fluency).

This scale relates to the 6 levels (A1 to C2) of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and to the 12 levels of the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

How to register ?

Each test costs R1100 or R4400 for the entire TEF Canada or R2200 for the two compulsory tests of the TEFAQ.

Please find the registration form bellow :

 

To validate your registration you will have to send the completed and signed form and the proof of payment in the same email, otherwise we will not validate your registration. You will receive an answer within 7 days, after that do not hesitate to relaunch by email. Registrations are blocked from twelve candidates.

Your registration will not be validated if your form is incomplete, especially if it lacks the ID number, phone number or email. Please enter your full name as the reason for your payment. Candidates are reminded of the importance of preparing for this test. For this, we recommend access to the Prepmyfuture platform, which optimally prepares for TEF formats since it contains teaching materials for the 5 EFT tests and is therefore suitable for all uses (Naturalization, studies in France, immigration Quebec and Canada). This access costs 500 rand and it is valid for 1 year.

If you want access, please send an email with proof of payment of 500 rand, you will receive your credentials within 48 hours. It is recommended that you look closely at your spam messages during the 48 hours after sending your email.

For a free preparation you can go on TV5 Monde level B2, where you will reach with the following link: http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr/niveaux/b2-avant

You can also take private lessons from our institution. The hourly cost is 440 R per hour. The convocations indicating the hours of handover are sent a few days before. However, you can consider being solicited between 8h and 14h. Once the exam is over, you will receive the results within plus or minus 6 weeks.

If you wish to know the dates of the examination and to obtain the banking references of the French Alliance to make the payment, please contact the person in charge TEF at the following address:

tef@jhb.alliance.org.za

No information will be given over the phone.