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The DELF junior is a diploma issued by the French Ministry of National Education in recognition of French-language studies. The tests are adapted to the teenage lifestyle and correspond to the interests of teens.
The DELF examinations are recognized around the world, and your child will receive a diploma valid for the rest of his or her life!
The DELF diplomas evaluate a student’s ability to communicate, both orally and verbally, with actual Francophones.
The DELF junior and DELF scolaire examinations assess students at four levels (A1, A2, B1, B2), which correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The DELF and DALF are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.
There are six independent diplomas, which correspond, respectively, to the six levels of the Council of Europe' s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language.
DELF is composed of 4 independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framwork of Reference for Languages.
At each level, 4 skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The examinations can be taken in 1 186 approved examination centres in 173 countries, including France. The DELF and DALF qualifications are consistent with:
If you are not French and would like your French skills to be recognised for personal or professional purposes
You can take DELF and/or DALF.
If you are a non-French-speaking French person.
You can obtain authorisation from the National Commission for DELF and DALF to take the DELF examinations.
The DELF and DALF diplomas are independent, so you can take the examination of your choice. You can also sit the examinations for a number of diplomas during the same examination session.
Candidates must register in approved examination centres in France or outside France. You can register in one country or in different countries, and there are no time limits.
Outside France, the cost of registering for each diploma is set by the Department for cooperation and cultural affairs (SCAC) of the French embassy and the National Commission. In France, it is set by the local education offices. For information on fees, contact the examination centre where you would like to take the diploma(s).
Public: anyone, regardless of their nationality and native language, who wishes to begin permanent immigration procedures with the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion.
The TCF for Quebec has been designed to meet the demands of Quebecoise authorities, which make taking the tests and standardised French examinations obligatory and systematic within the context of procedures for obtaining the Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ) (Quebec Selection Certificate) leading to the issuance of a permanent visa. French and francophone people are also affected by this.
The Quebecoise authorities also recognize, as an exemption, the complete TCF tout public with the speaking expression as well as DELF and DALF diplomas (subject to obtaining a minimum score in the oral comprehension and oral expression examinations and a validity of less than 2 years).
From 1 August 2013, the Quebecoise authorities require a minimum B2 level to issue a maximum of 16 points for this linguistic evaluation.
It comprises three compulsory examinations and two supplementary examinations.
* The computer version of the test comprises 91 questions. The 15 additional question of the computer version will not be counted when calculating the final score. They enable the CIEP to analyse the validity of questions. The time given to take this computerised examination is essentially the same as for the paper version (ten additional minutes).
Questions are multiple choice, comprising 76 questions in total. Only one out of the four answers offered for each question is correct. questions are presented in order of increasing difficulty, ranging from level A1 to level C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The questions enable evaluation of your ability to understand spoken French, in particular:
The recordings are representative of oral communication such as you may hear in France or francophone countries, particularly involving extracts from the Radio France Internationale (RFI) station(link is external).
|Three compulsory examinations||Two optional examinations|
|76 questions 1 hour 25 minutes||Listening 29 questions 25 minutes||1 hour 12 minutes||Speaking 12 minutes|
|Proficiency in language structures 18 questions 15 minutes||Writing 60 minutes|
|Reading 29 questions 45 minutes|
The questions test your abilities to understand:
The documents are representative of those you may read in France or in francophone countries.
Tips and tricks for taking this examination:
The speaking examination is taken individually and is in the form of a face-to-face interview with an examiner.
Description of the tasks:
The candidate is assessed on their ability to:
This examination comprises three tasks presented in an increasing order of difficulty.
Description of the tasks:
Candidates are assessed on their ability to: