Please note that ALL exams scheduled for 2020 have been canceled due to the Covid-19 crisis. We will post updates as soon as future dates are finalized. The French Cultural Center is an official exam center for the DELF/DALF. The DELF Exam (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) designed by the CIEP (Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques), are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education certifying a level of fluency in French. Such certifications are useful for school records, as well as college and job applications in French-speaking countries. The DELF/DALF has two sections : a written test and oral test, which together evaluate your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Scores are valid for life.

Please be aware that if our capacity is reached before the registration deadline, registrations will close early. Preparatory workshops at all levels with DELF certified instructors are available on demand.



Types of Exams

DELF Prim (ages 8 to 12)

DELF Prim is the first level in the DELF / DALF series of certificates awarded by the French Ministry of Education for proficiency in French as a Foreign Language. DELF Prim is intended for children who are beginners in French as a Foreign Language and who are either undertaking studies corresponding to the French elementary level or are the right age to undertake such studies under the regulations applicable in their country. Successful candidates receive a certificate identical to the general public version.

The DELF Prim is composed of individual certificates corresponding to the initial levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). It assesses the four language skills:

  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speaking skills
  • Writing skills

Cost and Upcoming Sessions

DELF Prim A1.1 $110
October 26, 2020 Canceled

DELF Prim A1 $120
October 27, 2020 Canceled

DELF Prim A2 $130
October 28, 2020 Canceled

Registrations: September 13 - October 13, 2020 Canceled

About

DELF Junior (ages 12 to 16)

The junior version of DELF has the same basic structure as the standard DELF. Only the topics are different, as the materials take into account the interests of young people.

It can only be taken by children of secondary-level age. The diploma awarded is identical to the standard DELF diploma.

The examinations are independent, and candidates can register for the examination of their choice. Each examination evaluates the four communication skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.

Cost and Upcoming Sessions

DELF A1 $120
December 1, 2020 Canceled

DELF A2 $130
December 2, 2020 Canceled

DELF B1 $140
December 3, 2020 Canceled

DELF B2 $170
December 4, 2020 Canceled


About

DELF Scolaire (Ages 12 to 16)

The DELF Scolaire is the junior version of the DELF exam administered in schools in partnership with the French Cultural Center. Registration takes place in the schools as does the exam itself. The qualification awarded is the "Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française" [Diploma in French language studies]. There is no indication on the certificate of the fact that it was the DELF for schools that was taken.

Costs and upcoming sessions

Public Schools

DELF A1 $60
March 23, 2020

DELF A2 $65
March 24, 2020

DELF B1 $70
March 25, 2020

DELF B2 $80
March 26, 2020

Private Schools

DELF A1 $80
June 1, 2020


DELF A2 $85
June 2, 2020


DELF B1 $100
June 3, 2020


DELF B2 $110
June 4, 2020


For more information, please contact Fabrizio Mazzetta at fmazzetta@frenchculturalcenter.org

About

DELF/DALF Tout Public

The DELF Exam (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) designed by the CIEP (Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques), are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education certifying a level of fluency in French. Such certifications are useful for school records, as well as college and job applications in French-speaking countries. Scores are valid for life.

Cost and Upcoming Sessions

DELF A1 $120
December 7, 2020 Canceled

DELF A2 $130
December 7, 2020 Canceled

DELF B1 $140
December 8, 2020 Canceled

DELF B2 $170
December 9, 2020 Canceled

DALF C1 $220
December 10, 2020 Canceled

DALF C2 $220
December 11, 2020 Canceled

* Please note that the day of the oral exams may differ from the day of the written exam indicated above.

Registrations for December session: October 23 - November 23, 2020 at 12 pm.


About

DELF Pro

The DELF Pro Exam (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française), designed by the CIEP (Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques), is the professional version of the DELF official qualifications in French as a Foreign Language, administered by the French Ministry of Education. The DELF Pro is designed for candidates seeking initial employment opportunities or promotion within a French-speaking work environment. All candidates are welcome to apply, whether in initial training or continuing education. The DELF Pro assesses the communication skills needed for all aspects of professional life today. The examination topics are based on the world of work. Scores are valid for life.

Cost and Upcoming Sessions

We are unable to offer this exam in 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.


How to Register

Please fill out the registration form and return it to the French Cultural Center by the registration deadline at 12:00 PM along with full payment. Please send all completed forms to us via email (). Payment can be sent to the following address:

The French Cultural Center
Attn: Education Department
53 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116

Any incomplete registration forms, forms received without full payment or forms received after the registration deadline will be refused.

NOTE:

    • Any person who wishes to register for the DELF/DALF exam and does not know their level of French can take our online placement test, followed by an evaluation in person with one of our DELF-certified professors in order to ensure registration in the appropriate level. Said oral evaluation ($60) will be scheduled upon receipt of your written placement test. (This evaluation is not required to register, but offered for candidates who do not know which level to take.)


    • Candidates will receive a convocation by email one week prior to their exam date which will details the exact times of their written and oral exams. Candidates should bring this convocation, a black or blue pen and a valid photo ID on the day of the exam.


  • Exam results are communicated to candidates within a few weeks of the test date as a valid attestation de réussite, however the official diplomas may take several months to be delivered to candidates. Please plan accordingly for any application needs (study abroad, work, visa, etc.).

Questions?


Please visit the CIEP's website for more information about the DELF Prim, DELF Junior, DELF Tout Public, DELF Pro and DALF.

For more information about the DELF/DALF at the French Cultural Center, please contact:

Education Department

617.912.0400

Fabrizio Mazzetta
Adult Programs Manager

617.912.0400 ext. 432