DELF & DALF

Formally prove your French proficiency and improve your CV with 
DELF and DALF diplomas


What are the DELF and 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 DELF and the DALF have been organized since the early 90s. It is a widely recognized diploma based on the levels of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).

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 take the DELF and DALF?
    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.

    More than 500,000 people pass the DELF exam every year, and your results are valid for life. 

    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.

    Young people under the age of 18 may choose to sit for the DELF Junior, and children younger than 12 can take the DELF Prim.

We run four exam sessions per year: March, June, October & December

Exam Levels 

DELF A1 – Discovery.

DELF A2 – Basic user.

DELF B1 – Independent.

DELF B2 – Independent and spontaneity in regular interactions.

DALF C1 – Clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation.

DALF C2 – Precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression.

For more information, please contact exams@afglasgow.org.uk

Please note that until further notice, you may find two examination formats of DELF Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension in exam papers. The number of exercises, the length of the source documents, and the type of questions may differ from one format to another. There is no difference in difficulty between the two formats Please check sample papers on the website of France Education international website to see both formats.

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Exam Dates Description Deadline Start/Finish Bookings
DALF C1 - March Session

Written:
14 Mar 2024

Oral:
15 Mar 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 40 min
Reading comprehension: 50 min
Break: 10 min
Writing: 2 hours 30 min

Oral:
Preparation: 60 min
Exam: 30 min
Mar 05, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 6:10pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DELF A1 - March Session

Written:
18 Mar 2024

Oral:
18 Mar 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 20 min
Reading comprehension: 30 min
Writing: 30 min

Oral:
Preparation: 10 min
Exam: 5-7 min
Mar 05, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 3:20pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DELF B1 - March Session

Written:
19 Mar 2024

Oral:
19 Mar 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 25 min
Reading comprehension: 45 min
Writing: 45 min

Oral:
Preparation: 10 min
Exam: 12-15 min
Mar 05, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 3:55pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DELF B2 - March Session

Written:
21 March 2024

Oral:
21 March 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 30 min
Reading comprehension: 60 min
Writing: 60 min

Oral:
Preparation: 30 min
Exam: 20 min
Mar 05, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 4:30pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DELF A2 - March Session

Written:
25 Mar 2024

Oral:
25 Mar 2024


Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 25 min
Reading comprehension: 30 min
Writing: 45 min

Oral:
Preparation: 10 min
Exam: 6-8 min

Mar 05, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 3:40pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DALF C2 - March Session

Written:
27 Mar 2024

Oral:
28 Mar 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Reading comprehension and writing: 3 hours 30 min

Oral:
Listening: comprehension: 30 min
Preparation: 1 hour Exam: 30 min
Mar 05, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 5:30pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DELF A1 - June Session

Written:
3rd Jun 2024

Oral:
3rd Jun 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 20 min
Reading comprehension: 30 min
Writing: 30 min

Oral:
Preparation: 10 min
Exam: 5-7 min
May 10, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 3:20pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DELF A2 - June Session

Written:
4th Jun 2024

Oral:
4th Jun 2024


Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 25 min
Reading comprehension: 30 min
Writing: 45 min

Oral:
Preparation: 10 min
Exam: 6-8 min

May 10, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 3:40pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DELF B1 - June Session

Written:
6th Jun 2024

Oral:
6th Jun 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 25 min
Reading comprehension: 45 min
Writing: 45 min

Oral:
Preparation: 10 min
Exam: 12-15 min
May 10, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 3:55pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DELF B2 - June Session

Written:
11th Jun 2024

Oral:
11th Jun 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 25 min
Reading comprehension: 45 min
Writing: 45 min

Oral:
Preparation: 10 min
Exam: 12-15 min
May 17, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 4:30pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DALF C1 - June Session

Written:
13th Jun 2024

Oral:
12th Jun 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Listening comprehension: 40 min
Reading comprehension: 50 min
Break: 10 min
Writing: 2 hours 30 min

Oral:
Preparation: 60 min
Exam: 30 min
May 17, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 6:10pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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DALF C2 - June Session

Written:
19th Jun 2024

Oral:
18th Jun 2024

Written:
General exam instructions: 15 min
Reading comprehension and writing: 3 hours 30 min

Oral:
Listening: comprehension: 30 min
Preparation: 1 hour Exam: 30 min
May 17, 2024 Written:
1:45pm – 5:30pm

Oral:
Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course
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