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DELF and DALF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française et Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française)
The DELF and DALF are internationally recognised French proficiency examinations based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and are administered and awarded by the CIEP (the international branch of the French Ministry of Education). The Institut français is the national coordination centre for DELF-DALF exams in the UK, and is also the main examination centre in the country.
As required by the CIEP, we offer 3 exam sessions per year, typically held in January, March and June.
TCF French Language Test (Test de Connaissance du Français)
Based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the TCF is a two-part test, comprising multiple choice questions followed by optional written and oral tests. The score obtained reflects the candidate's knowledge of the French language and is not a pass or fail exam but rather an evaluation of the candidates’ level at a given time. This test does not require specific training and can be taken at several different times during the year at the Institut Français. The TCF is typically used for Insead, Universities and Science Po admission.
The TCF is, however, not a diploma, and is valid for two years from the date of awarding.
French Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations (CCIP)
For those wishing to concentrate on business French or legal French qualifications we also organize and prepare students for the following examinations:
Diplôme de Français Professionnel (DFP A2)
Diplôme de Français Professionnel (DFP B1)
Diplôme de Français Professionnel des Affaires B2 (DFP Affaires B2)
Diplôme de Français Professionnel des Affaires C1 (DFP Affaires C1)
Diplôme de Français Professionnel Juridique B2 (DFP Juridique B2)
Diplôme de Français Professionnel Médical B2 (DFP Médical B2)
Diplôme de Français Professionnel Secrétariat B1 (DFP Secrétarait B1)
Diplôme de Français Professionnel Secrétariat B2 (DFP Secrétariat B2)
Diplôme de Français Professionnel Scientifique et Technique B1 (DFP Scientifique et Technique B1)
Diplôme de Français Professionnel Tourisme et Hôtellerie B1 (DFP Tourisme et Hôtellerie B1)
We hold 2 sessions per year (typically January and June). See overleaf for regulations on enrolment and fees.
If you are interested in these exams, you can speak to your teacher who will advise you and afterwards come to the reception to book it. You can also contact our examination officer, Nicolas Vojkovic at nicolas.vojkovic@