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ABOUT THE DELF | DALF CERTIFICATIONS!

Does EFBA organize prep classes for the DELF diploma?

Not yet, but it is one of our project… For more information, please contact us at delf@efba.us

Is my 17-year old allowed to take the DELF Tout Public?

The DELF Tout Public is open to all candidates, no matter what age. However, you should know that the topics are more suitable for adults and older teenagers (16+).

May I take the exam at another date than those indicated?

No, the exam dates are the same for all the exam centers in the United States. We offer the utmost number of session allowed per year.

Do you have to have the DELF A1 in order to take the DELF A2?

No. The candidate can register on each of the DELF or DALF level without prior diploma which leads to it. (Arrêté Ministériel, Art. 5)

Is there a break for lunch between the written exam in the morning, and the oral exam in the afternoon?

Usually, we organize a break in the session of about half an hour between the written test, and the oral exam.

What is the difference between the TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) and the DELF?

As stated in its name, the DELF is a diploma. So, it is valid for life. The TCF, however, is a test given at a certain time, and is only valid for two years.

Is there a break for lunch between the written exam in the morning, and the oral exam in the afternoon?

Usually, we organize a break in the session of about half an hour between the written test, and the oral exam.

Is it possible to leave a minor child without supervision in one of the DELF exam center?

We are not responsible for minor children left unattended in the exam center. A parent, or a designated adult must remain with the child at all time, when the child is not in the exam room for the written exam or the oral exam.

Where to park when coming to ILSC the exam center?

Parking lots in the financial district can be very expensive. That’s why we recommend that you take public transportation if possible. If not, we recommend that you use an app like Parking Panda to reserve your parking space in advance, and get more reasonable prices.

Is it possible to leave a minor child without supervision in the exam center?

We are not responsible for minor children left unattended in the exam center. A parent, or a designated adult must remain with the child at all time, when the child is not in the exam room for the written exam or the oral exam.

Is the DELF recognized in Canadian universities?

It depends. Some universities, like McGill or University of Ottawa, for instance, recognize the DELF as an official diploma in French studies. We recommend that you contact the university you are targeting to know if they take this diploma in consideration.

Can my child’s absence from school be excused on the day of the exam?

Usually, schools accept the exceptional absence of a pupil for an official exam. It is recommended that you keep your child’s notification (convocation) in order to present a proof in case of the school asking.

How can I assess the DELF level that my child can take?

Our teachers are trained to help the children practice the exam all year long in the classes. This diploma is part of our curriculum, and our lesson plans. Your child’s teacher will communicate his/her recommendation to you regarding the level that your child can take.

What is the required level of DELF to apply in a French university?

The B1 level is usually expected in state colleges, but prestigious universities (like the Sorbonne for instance) or graduate schools require the B2 level. C1 is a minimum voire doctoral candidates. We highly recommend that you check before applying in the targeted school.

What is the required level to obtain the French citizenship?

The B1 level a minima is required by the French government. To learn about the specific competences you need to have mastered to take this exam, please click here!

What is the difference between the DELF and the French AP diploma?

The equivalent of the French AP diploma is the level C1 of the DALF (Literature and Social Science). The French AP Diploma focuses more on reading (literary texts), on grammar, and on oral comprehension, whereas the DELF gives equal importance to the 4 competences and consequently allows the candidates to test more accurately the two types of production (written and oral).

Is there any accommodation for disabled people?

YES!

Yes, but we need to be informed right away at registration, so that we can take measures to ensure the best amenities possible.

Physical disability: our exam center is wheelchair accessible (elevators are located at the entrance of the tower).

Motor disability preventing the candidate to write: The candidates will be able to be assisted by a person designated by the exam center director. This person will write under dictation. They will have to compose in another classroom, one candidate per classroom.

Visual disability: For visually-impaired candidates, the center can provide augmented copies at the A3 format, and up the time of the exam of ⅓. For blind candidates, the CIEP can provide a version of the exam in Braille. The exam center will have to organize a specific session for them, and ask two months prior to the session.

Auditory disability: The instructions given orally by the exam monitor will be available in writing. The hearing-impaired candidates will be placed the closest possible to the speakers for the oral comprehension part of the exam. The questions asked during the oral part of the exam will be available in writing. Deaf candidates could be exempted with oral comprehension and speaking parts of the exam.

Others: In case of severe dyslexia, the candidate will be able to have 1/3 more time to compose during the written exam.

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