Advanced French

DELF and DALF French Language Proficiency Test

DELF (Diplôme d'Études en Langue française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are worldwide recognized diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education. They are designed to assess French students' communicative skills in different daily, academic and professional circumstances.

The DELF and the DALF are composed of six independent units:

- DELF A1 and DELF A2

- DELF B1 and DELF B2

- DALF C1 and DALF C2

These exams evaluate students’ overall language ability rather than specific formal grammatical knowledge. The also test students’ ability to to communicate in everyday situations (DELF A1 and A2) or ability to express opinions and argumentation (DELF B1 and B2). The DALF guarantees an extensive knowledge of the French language, even in specialized areas such as law or economics.

Candidates having earned the DALF are exempted from language entrance examinations in French universities.

Regular DELF and DALF French Courses

This course is designed for students aiming at taking exams at DELF and DALF level or are simply interested in the language. The classes are divided into 6 level.

Course

Level

Course contents

FR02

A1

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.

  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

FR03

A2

  • 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 their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

FR04

B1

  • 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 while 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 and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

FR05

B2

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.

  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

FR06

C1

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.

  • Can express ideas 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.

FR07

C2

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.

  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.

  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages