TCF exam & Preparation for TCF, DELF B1/B2/DALF C1
Next exams sessions 2022:
Next preparation courses:
– TCF A2/B1/B2/C1 preparation and exams once a month
– DELF B2 and DALF C1 preparation : October 2022 /January 2023
Are you learning French? Do you want to be able to provide proof of your language skills for personal or professional purposes?
The TCF, DELF and DALF are official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education, in partnership with France Education International ( former ‘CIEP‘ Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques), to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.
There are 6 independent diplomas, corresponding respectively to the 6 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL):
|TCF – DELF / DALF||Student|
|A1||TCF – DELF A1||Elementary|
|A2||TCF – DELF A2||Elementary|
|B1||TCF – DELF B1||Independent|
|B2||TCF – DELF B2||Independent|
|C1||TCF – DALF C1||Advanced|
|C2||TCF – DALF C2||Advanced|
There are 900 official examination centres where the exams may be taken, in France and 154 other countries worldwide.
Examination centres in France: List of centres in France
Examination centres outside France: Examination centres outside France
The TCF, DELF and DALF diplomas are assessed based on:
– International standards of examination design as defined by the ALTE (The Association of Language Testers in Europe)
– The Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages www.coe.int
The 6 diplomas that make up the DELF and the DALF are completely independent of each other. This means that candidates can choose which exam to register for, depending on their level.
DELF A1 – DELF A2 – DELF B1 – DELF B2 – DALF C1 – DALF C2
At each level 4 skills are assessed:
Listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension and writing. A varying degree of importance is given to interaction and mediation.
These examinations are based on the knowledge, expertise, interpersonal skills and learning skills that are part of the ability to communicate by way of language at linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic levels.
This ability is used when performing varied language activities in comprehension, expression, interaction and mediation.
A mark of at least 50/100 is required in order to be awarded the diploma.
Preparation for the DELF B2-DALF C1 exams
October 2022 – DELF B2
*3 lessons per week – Tuesday from 2.30 pm till 4.45 pm
*A specific 24 lessons course in a mini group (6 students maximum)
*An initial placement test and assessment throughout the course
*A final evaluation
*Assistance with exam registration, advice and support
For the past 4 years, the pass rate has been 98% for students who have followed our exam preparation courses!
Option of intensive 4-week courses (for organisations or already formed groups)
Preparation for the B2 and C1 exams
(for groups of 6-15 people, prices upon request)
*4 mornings per week from 9.30am to 1pm
*2 afternoons from 2.15pm to 4.30pm
*1 excursion organised and guided by the IDL team
*Initial assessment and final evaluation (practice exam)
*Teaching material and registration fees included
*Assistance with registration and preparation for the exams
*Accommodation in host families/guest houses/studios
Feel free to contact us for more information about this package.
Which diploma exam should I take?
The DELF and DALF diplomas are independent of each other; this means you are free to sit the exam of your choice. You can also sit exams for different diplomas in the same session.
Where do I register?
Registration for exams is carried out by your chosen exam centre; there are centres both in France and abroad. You can register for an exam as many times as you like.
L’INSTITUT DESTINATION LANGUES will guide you in your choice of exam centre, as well as for the registration process for the exams. Two sessions are organised at the Aix-Marseille University (DALF C1) in the middle of December and at the end of May/beginning of June.
How much does it cost to register?
In France, the registration fees for each diploma are set by the Local Education Authority (‘Le rectorat’). To find out the prices, we advise you to get in contact with your chosen examination centre. (In general it costs around 130€ for the C1 level, administrative fees included, payable to the University of Aix-Marseille).
For more information about the diplomas and preparation for them, don’t hesitate to contact the INSTITUT DESTINATION LANGUES teachers or to visit the CIEP’s website: (www.ciep.fr/en).