Published on 30/04/2013

DELF – Diploma in French Language Studies

An official diploma, DELF certifies 4 levels of French language comprehension and proficiency (A1, A2, B1, B2). It allows the student to improve his/her knowledge and skills in French for personal, school, academic or professional goals.

An official diploma in French

DELF – Diploma in French Language Studies – is an official diploma issued by the French Ministry of National Education. It certifies the French skills for personal, school, academic or professional purposes.


DELF consists of 4 levels: DELF A1 and DELF A2 (elementary user), DELF B1 and DELF B2 (independent user). At each level, 4 skills are assessed: oral comprehension and oral expression, written comprehension and written expression.

Junior DELF

Junior DELF was designed for teenagers 11 to 18 years of age Identical to the DELF intended for all public, it only differs by its topics which take into account the interests of the young public.

For whom?

The DELF diplomas as well as DALF diplomas are intended for foreign candidates and French people originating in a non-French speaking country who do not have a French public secondary or higher education diploma. DELF and DALF are independent: therefore, the candidates can pass the examination they choose.

Obtain a DELF from Institut de Touraine

  • Teachers who specialize in French as a foreign language (FLE), designers and examiners of tests for DELF and DALF
  • Free access: a large selection of books and exercises in the media library in order to prepare for the diplomas in French language
  • An examination center providing over 8 DELF/DALF sessions per year