The DELF – DALF exams

Since January 1st, 2017

We are the new official test center for all DELF/DALF exams in North California

Since May 2015, under the umbrella of Alliance Française of Seattle, EFBA has become the new test center for DELF-DALF exams in the Bay Area.

The DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française) are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify foreign candidates’ proficiency in French.

The DELF and the DALF certificates are made up of 6 independent diplomas that reflect the 6 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CECR): DELF A1, DELF A2, DELF B1, DELF B2, DALF C1 and DALF C2. The exams are divided into two parts: listening comprehension, written production and written comprehension are tested in a written exam, speaking and oral interaction are tested in a one-on-one exam.

The DELF B2 and the DALF C1 and C2 afford access to all French universities and to an ever growing number of European and francophone universities, eliminating the need for pre- admission French language tests.

The DELF Prim is an official diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the skills in French as a foreign language of children aged 8 to 11.

The Prim version is also open to all young French citizens living in non-French-speaking countries and attending local schools. Especially designed for children, the DELF Prim is composed of individual certificates and is divided into three levels: DELF Prim A1.1, DELF Prim A1 and DELF Prim A2, in conformity with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

The examination topics correspond to the interests of the age group: the surrounding environment (family, personal information, interests, friends), daily situations, etc.

The following language skills are evaluated:

• Listening comprehension

• writing comprehension

• written expression

• speaking / interaction

The total grade required to pass is 50%. The candidate must demonstrate a minimum success rate in each of the four evaluated skills. If, for example, a candidate receives a grade of 5/25 in writing, he or she cannot receive the diploma.

DELF Junior (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language.

DELF Junior version is also open to all young French citizens who reside in any non-francophone country and who are schooled in local institutions. These diplomas are valid for life. DELFJunior is composed of four independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

The exam topics are made to suit the age group’s interest: immediate environment (family, personal details, interests, friends), everyday situations, etc.

The DELF (Diploma of French Language Studies) and the DALF (Diploma of Advanced French Language Studies) are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify foreign candidates’ skills in French.

These diplomas have lifetime validity. The DELF and the DALF certificates are composed of 6 independent diplomas that reflect the 6 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): DELF A1, DELF A2, DELF B1, DELF B2, DALF C1 and DALF C2.

The DELF B2 and the DALF C1 and C2 give access to all of the French universities and a growing number of European and French-language universities. The total grade required to pass is 50%. The candidate must demonstrate a minimum success rate in each of the four evaluated skills.

If, for example, a candidate receives a grade of 5/25 in writing, he or she cannot receive the diploma.

Why Take the DELF-DALF?

The DELF or the DALF:

  • is an official certificate, lifelasting, internationaly recognized
  • attests the degree of command of French
  • is a plus in a resume and opens the door to all kinds of educational and profesional opportunities
  • is a requirement to be admitted into French universities (level B2) and into several French speaking universities in the world

DELF DALF EXAM

As of May 2015, under the auspices of the Alliance Française in Seattle, EFBA is the new testing site for the DELF-DALF exams in the San Francisco Bay Area.

OUR ADDRESS:

One Embarcadero Center, Lobby 1, San Francisco, CA, 94111.

FAQs DELF/DALF

WHY TAKE THE DELF AND DALF COMPETITIVE EXAMS?

The DELF / DALF Diploma:

• is an official, internationally recognized diploma with lifetime validity

• testifies to the candidate’s success in learning French and attests to his or her skills

• facilitates admission to a university in France (starting at B2 level) and to many French-language academic institutions around the world

• is relevant in a resume and opens doors to a range of educational, professional and leisure opportunities.

 

The exams are based on most recent theories about evaluation of competencies in foreign languages. They are aligned with the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

For each level, 4 competencies are evaluated :

  1. oral comprehension
  2. oral production
  3. written comprehension
  4. writen production

To know more about the type of exams for each level, visit the website of the CIEP

 

EXAMS CALENDAR AND PRICING

NEXT SESSION : March 2017  
DELF DALF ALL AUDIENCE

Level Date Price
A1 Written exam: Monday, March 20th

9.00 – 10.20 am PST

$ 120
A2 Written exam: Monday, March 20th

9.00 – 10.40 am PST

$ 130
B1 Written exam: Tuesday, March 21st

9.00 – 10.45 am PST

$ 140
B2 Written exam: Wednesday, March 22nd

9.30 – 11.30 am PST

$ 170
C1 Written exam: Thursday, March 23rd

9.00 am – 1.00 pm PST

$ 220
C2 Written exam:Friday, March 24th

9.00 am – 12.30 pm PST

$ 220

Registration opens from February 8th to March 9th

The oral exams take place from March 20th to March 30th.

We’ll do our best to make our candidate take the oral and written exam the same day!  

To register:

1- Please contact us by email: delf@efba.us and ask for your entry form

2- To pay your fees, click on Register and enroll! Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Exam fees are non-refundable once registered.

IMPORTANT! Please make sure that all the information submitted to us on the entry form is correct. The name that appears on your form should match the spelling on your ID.

REGISTER

SESSION APRIL 2017  
DELF JUNIOR

Level Date Price
A1 Written exam: Monday, April 3rd

9.00 – 10.20 am PST

$ 120
A2 Written exam: TuesdayApril 4th

9.00 – 10.40 am PST

$ 130
B1 Written exam: Wednesday, April 5th

9.00 – 10.45 am PST

$ 140
B2 Written exam: Thursday, April 5th

9.30 – 11.30 am PST

$ 170

Registration opens from February 20th to March 20th

The oral exams take place from April 3rd to March 20th.

We’ll do our best to make our candidate take the oral and written exam the same day!  

REGISTER

SESSION : MAY 2017  
DELF PRIM

Level Date Price
A1.1 Written exam: Monday, May 8th

9.00 – 9.45 am PST

$ 120
A1 Written exam: Monday, May 8th

9.00 – 10.20 am PST

$ 130
A2 Written exam: Tuesday, May 9th

9.00 – 10.40 am PST

$ 140

Registration opens from march 24th to April 24th

The oral exams take place from May 8th to May 18th.

We’ll do our best to make our candidate take the oral and written exam the same day!  

REGISTER

SESSION 2 : JUNE 2017  
DELF JUNIOR

Level Date Price
A1 Written exam: Monday, June 5th

9.30 – 10.50 am PST

$ 120
A2 Written exam: TuesdayJune 6th

9.30 – 11.10 am PST

$ 130
B1 Written exam: Wednesday, June 7th

9.30 – 11.15 am PST

$ 140
B2 Written exam: Thursday, June 8th

9.30 – 12.00 am PST

$ 170

Registration opens from April 21st to May 22nd

The oral exams take place from June 5th to 15th, 2017.

We’ll do our best to make our candidate take the oral and written exam the same day!  

REGISTER

SESSION 2 : June 2017  
DELF DALF ALL AUDIENCE

Level Date Price
A1 Written exam: Monday, June 12th

9.00 – 10.20 am PST

$ 120
A2 Written exam: Monday, June 12th

9.00 – 10.40 am PST

$ 130
B1 Written exam: Tuesday, June 13th

9.00 – 10.45 am PST

$ 140
B2 Written exam: Wednesday, June 14th

9.30 – 11.30 am PST

$ 170
C1 Written exam: Thursday, June 15th

9.00 am – 1.00 pm PST

$ 220
C2 Written exam:Friday, June 16th

9.00 am – 12.30 pm PST

$ 220

Registration opens from April 28th to May 29th

The oral exams take place from June 12th to 22nd 2017

We’ll do our best to make our candidate take the oral and written exam the same day!  

To register:

1- Please contact us by email: delf@efba.us and ask for your entry form

2- To pay your fees, click on Register and enroll! Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Exam fees are non-refundable once registered.

IMPORTANT! Please make sure that all the information submitted to us on the entry form is correct. The name that appears on your form should match the spelling on your ID.

REGISTER

SESSION 3 > DECEMBER 2017

Written Exams: December 4th to December, 8th 2017
Oral Exam: December 4-14 2017

Registration: October 20th – November 20th