Diplôme de Français Professionnel
Certify your ability to work in French - no matter your level (A1 - C2), language competency is an indispensible professional asset. 

What is the DFP?

Diplomas in Professional French (DFP) test the candidate’s aptitude and competence to use written and oral French in various areas of professional life and on different levels. They are issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP). 

Each examination is divided into two parts: understanding and processing information 
(written information, oral information & written communication), and oral interaction.

There are three types of DFP diplomas, each focusing on a different sector: AffairesRelations Internationales & Tourisme-Hôtellerie-Restauration. The material covered in each exam is specific to that industry. 

Affaires (Business)
The Diploma in French for Business is for professionals or government personnel working in any position requiring them to communicate with French-speaking contacts orally or in writing, and it demonstrates that you are fully prepared to handle the interpersonal, administrative and commercial aspects of company business. 

The exam may include the following activities: completing a form, commenting on a graph, writing a note, writing a report, meeting with client, presenting your professional background, and negotiating with a business partner. 

Relations Internationales (International Relations)
The Diploma in French for International Relations was created at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the International Organisation of la Francophonie. It is designed for diplomats, international officials, journalists, and others likely to play a role in the work of international or European institutions and organisations. 

The exam may include the following activities: writing a summary note, commenting on country data, summarising news items, organising a formal event, writing an official statement, presenting a mission or a project, presenting a country situation, requesting support in the field, presenting a position during a negotiation

Tourisme-Hôtellerie-Restauration (Tourism, Hospitality, and Catering)

The Diploma in French for Tourism, Hospitality, and Catering is intended for professionals in the hotel, tourism and food service sectors in customer-facing roles, such as receptionists, concierges, travel agents, tour operators, tour guides, servers, and restaurant managers. 

The exam may include the following activities: taking an order, greeting a customer, responding to guest comments, presenting a plan for a guided tour, writing promotional copy for a tourist excursion, explaining a map, and providing advice to a client. 

Please note that it will not always be possible to run each session as per the CCIP’s timetable.

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