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Exeter DELF/DALF Accredited Examination Centre

French DELF/DALF - Exeter

Interested in French proficiency diplomas?

The French section of the Language Centre is an accredited examination centre of the set of DELF/DALF exams.

These are official French language proficiency diplomas, which are administered by the France Education International (formerly CIEP) near Paris.

They are based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR-L) and recognised worldwide by businesses and universities.

Choosing the correct level

As a foreigner, you need the B1 level to apply for French citizenship, the B2 level (if you are an undergraduate student) and the C1 level (if you are a postgraduate student) to register in French Universities. (Please note: If you plan on doing an Erasmus Year Abroad in a French University, you do not need the DELF B2 as this scheme falls into the Student Exchange Programme between Partner Universities)

If you want French language to be an asset in your career, we would recommend you take the DELF/DALF exams. It will add an international and life-long diploma to your employability skills in your CV.

Examination Fees 2022

DELF Prim

For young learners (candidates under 12 yo).

ExamsFees
DELF - A1.1 £ 50.00
DELF - A1 £ 55.00
DELF - A2 £ 60.00

 DELF Junior/DELF Pro/ DELF Tout Public

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DELF - A1 £ 80.00
DELF - A2 £ 85.00
DELF - B1 £ 105.00
DELF - B2 £ 120.00
   
DALF - C1 £ 160.00
DALF - C2 £ 185.00

DELF-DALF Examinations Calendar 2022

  • DELF Junior will be week commencing 17/06/22 (registration deadline is 15/04/22)
  • DELF Prim will be on Saturdays 18/06/22 and 25/06/22 (registration deadline 15/04/22)
  • DELF-DALF tout public: Examination dates are listed below. (registration deadline 15/04/22)

Written Examination

Date of examinations Thursday 9th June
Time
  • General exam instruction: 15 mins
  • Listening Comprehension: 20 mins approx
  • Reading Comprehension: 30 min.
  • Writing: 30 min.
Start/Finish 13.45 - 15.20

Oral Examination

Date of examinations Thursday 9th June
Time
  • Preparation: 10 min.
  • Examination: 5-7 min approx.
Start/Finish Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course

Written Examination

Date of examinations Friday 10th June
Time
  • General exam instruction: 15 min
  • Listening Comprehension: 25 min approx
  • Reading Comprehension: 30 min.
  • Writing: 45 min.
Start/Finish 13.45 - 15.40

Oral Examination

Date of examinations Friday 10th June
Time
  • Preparation: 10 min.
  • Examination: 6-8 min approx.
Start/Finish Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course

Written Examination

Date of examinations Tuesday 14th June
Time
  • General exam instructions: 15 min
  • Listening Comprehension: 25 min approx
  • Reading Comprehension: 35 min.
  • Writing: 45 min.
Start/Finish 13.45 - 15.45

Oral Examination

Date of examinations Tuesday 14th June
Time
  • Preparation: 10 min.
  • Examination: 12-15 min approx.
Start/Finish Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course

Written Examination

Date of examinations Thursday 16th June
Time
  • General exam instructions: 15 min
  • Listening Comprehension: 30 min approx
  • Reading Comprehension: 60 min.
  • Writing: 60 min.
Start/Finish 13.45 - 16.30

Oral Examination

Date of examinations

Thursday 16th June

Individual dates and start/finish times TBC by exam centre in due course

Time
  • Preparation: 30 min.
  • Examination: 20 min approx

Written Examination

Date of examinations Tuesday 28th June
Time
  • General exam instructions: 15 min
  • Listening Comprehension: 40 min approx.
  • Reading Comprehension: 50 min.
  • Writing: 2 hours 30 min
Start/Finish 13.45 - 18.10

Oral Examination

Date of examinations

Monday 27th June

Individual dates and start/finish times TBC by exam centre in due course

Time
  • Preparation: 1 hour
  • Examination: 30 min.

Written Examination

Date of examinations Thursday 30th June
Time
  • General exam instructions: 15 min
  • Reading Comprehension and writing: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Start/Finish 13.45 - 17.30

Oral Examination

Date of examinations Wednesday 29th June
Time
  • Listening: 30 min approx
  • Preparation: 1 hour
  • Examination:30 min approx
Start/Finish Individual times TBC by exam centre in due course

Register online

Please contact Florence Gomez for more information at: F.Gomez@exeter.ac.uk

Registration for the exams is all online and it is a two-step process:

1) Fill in the online administrative form (please choose below the one corresponding to your exam)

2) Pay the exam fees online through our product catalogue.

Past examination papers

Finally, if you want to look at practice materials, refer to: Past Examination Papers.

You will find typical exams in the section called "Je me prepare", Exemples de sujets - niveau A1-C2

Exam preparation courses

To prepare for these exams, the Evening Language Programme offers 10-week exam preparation courses (A2-C1) for you to familiarise yourself with the exam format and to practice the four skills with an accredited examiner. Please register through our website by the 10th January 2022 for courses starting week commencing 17th January and running to the end of March 2022.