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DELF & DALF exam preparation in Montpellier

  • Open to 18 yrs + age group
  • 6 weeks+ course duration
  • 20 French Standard group lessons
  • PLUS 10 small group lessons per week
  • Timetable : 9:00 am – 10:30 am / 10:45 am – 12:15 pm + 3 afternoons from 1:15 pm – 3:50 pm
  • Max. 10 people per group class

A rigorous French language course aimed at students who wish to have a serious Certificate proving their French language ability.  Minimum recommended course duration 6 weeks, but many students study for 12 weeks or even longer (up to 36 weeks) to achieve the required language level. The programme builds towards the set exam dates offered each year (contact CESA for exact dates).

The final 6 weeks include general language tuition in the Standard course and additional specific exam preparation.  Any additional weeks booked will consist of general language study following the same format as the Intensive Course. This is the ideal programme for those who wish to enhance their CV for work or academic reasons and need an official exam to prove their French language skills. Most students choose to prepare for the DELF B1, B2 or DALF C1 exams.  The college has always achieved an excellent pass rate for their students and many Academic Year and Languages for Life students will incorporate this exam element into their French studies in Montpellier.

   DELF & DALF Preparation Courses: B1, B2 & C1 levels
2022 Course Dates Registration deadline Exam date
03 Jan to 11 Feb 14 Jan 14/18 Feb
07 Feb to 18 Mar 04 Mar 21/25 Mar
14 Apr to 13 May 29 Apr 16/20 May
09 May to 17 Jun 20 May 20/24 Jun
11 Jul to 19 Aug 15 Jul 24/26 Aug *
29 Aug to 07 Oct 09 Sept 10/14 Oct
24 Oct to 02 Dec 18 Nov 05/09 Dec
* B2 & C1 only

Course Dates

Please refer to the Course Quotes attached – students are welcome to follow a French language course in Montpellier, for any period of the year. Most students combine a period of general French language group study with the final specific preparation for 6 weeks prior to the exam week itself, and treat the final week with the exam in it as an excellent self-study opportunity prior to sitting their exam.
You therefore need to book ONE extra week of accommodation to include the exam period.

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Rate of Progress

 A1  A2  B1  B2  C1  C2
DELF B1  16 wks  12 wks  6+ wks  2 wks
DELF B2  22 wks  18 wks  12+ wks  6+ wks  2 wks
DALF C1  26 wks  22 wks  18+ wks  12+ wks  6+ wks
DALF C2  32 wks  28 wks  24+ wks  18+ wks 12+ wks  6+ wks

Please note that each DELF / DALF exam level requires the following hours of tuition in the French language school in Montpellier for the average student (following an Intensive or French DELF preparation course):

DELF B1: 310 lessons from Beginner level (150 lessons from DELF A2)
DELF B2: 490 lessons from Beginner level (180 lessons from DELF B1)

DALF C1: 690 lessons from Beginner level (200 lessons from DELF B2)
DALF C2: 890 lessons from Beginner level (200 lessons from DALF C1)

NB: Exams are not taken at the language school. Once at school, the Pedagogic Consultant will organise a meeting to explain about registering for the exam, the study manual students need to buy and the exam site, where they have to go (either the literature university or the GRETA exam centre).