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French Language Exams
French Exams offered
For full details on the range of French language exams offered and recognised by the French Ministry of Education please email us or telephone 01209 211800 requesting the French Exam fact sheets.
The colleges can assist you prepare for a full range of French language exams.
There are four main options;
the DELF/DALF exams,
The most popular exams being the
You will need to have a good level of French or be prepared to commit several months to your studies in order to reach the necessary standard to sit any of these exams, for more information, just ask.
Half-way through the course she shared her impressions with CESA
"I came over to Bordeaux to work on my French. Having been out here for six weeks of a twelve week course (at the time of writing this) I am glad to say it's a case of, so far, so very, very good. Everybody I have met has been really amazed at just how quickly they have picked the language up, even those who have never studied French before or those who haven't studied for a long time."
French DELF & DALF Exams
The DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes de Langue Française) and the DALF (Diplôme Avancé de Langue Française) are the official French government examinations for French as a Foreign Language. The DALF is accepted by French universities as evidence of sufficient knowledge of French to undertake university studies in France.
The DELF/DALF exams consist of five diplomas, each one corresponding to around 100 hours of study. They are designed to correspond with the 6 levels of the Common European Framework of References for languages > Levels of ability according to CEF.
DELF /DALF Diplomas
DELF A1 elementary }
DELF A2 advanced elementary } validates basic French knowledge
DELF B1 intermediate } confirms good knowledge across a wide
DELF B2 advanced } range of topics
DALF C1 advanced } validates fluency and spontaneous
DALF C2 proficient } communication skills
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