Do you want to improve your CV or just get formal proof of your level in French? Check out what the Alliance Française Glasgow has to offer!
WHAT IS THE DELF & DALF?
The DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry for Education certifying competency in French for foreign candidates. The are offered in 900 exam centres throughout 154 countries. Since 2005, the DELF and the DALF certificates are harmonized with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages from the Council of Europe.
Why would you be interested?
If not simply for your own benefit, these French diplomas can be an asset to your CV as they are internationally recognized for both professional applications and university studies.
For instance, holders of the DALF C1 diploma and sometimes the DELF B2 can be exempted from taking an entrance test before enrolling in a French University. For foreign students, the DALF C1 is usually the required gateway to the most prestigious schools or universities.
Who can take these tests?
Anyone who wishes to validate their French language skills may sit the examination.
More information on these exams is available here
THE DIFFERENT LEVELS
Can understand and use familiar expressions and very basic phrases. Can introduce himself/herself and others. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly. Description of the exam
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information. Can describe in simple terms the immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. Description of the exam
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar. Can describe experiences and events, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Description of the exam
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue. Description of the exam
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously. 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 organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. Description of the exam
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations. Description of the exam
*Sessions for the DELF/DALF take place three times a year at the Alliance Française de Glasgow: March, June & December.
Calendar DELF/DALF in 2018:
Enrolment Form DELF/DALF 2018:
FEES for the DELF/DALF in 2018
DELF A1: £50
DELF A2: £55
DELF B1: £65
DELF B2: £75
DALF C1: £110
DALF C2: £145
Please contact Shona Miller to find out more about our upcoming sessions: 0141 331 4080 / firstname.lastname@example.org