Calendar, exams and enrolment.



2024 DELF DALF EXAM CALENDAR - TBA beginning of December 2023

The Alliance Française de Canberra is the only certified institution where you can take the DELF/DALF exam in the ACT. It is also the only DELF/DALF training center approved by the French government in the ACT.

Why take the DELF or DALF exams? 

  • Certificate recognised worldwide and valid for life that is awarded by the French Ministry of Education
  • Official recognition of your French language abilities
  • Requirement for French citizenship, Swiss citizenship, amongst other.
  • Requirement to attend French universities and universities in French-speaking countries.

To book your exam: simply click on the exam level for the chosen session of your choice. 
Please check the requirements for each level below the tables.
The individual (speaking) test might be any day during the exam session week even though we try to schedule it on the same day of the exam.

Candidates with special educational needs may get specific testing accommodations provided they request it in writing 4 months prior to the exam date.
Candidates requesting specific accommodations need to provide a medical certificate explaining the specificity and the doctor's recommendations to take an exam that assess the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

If providing payment for a third party, please add a comment to specify who will be taking the exam.

Enrolment deadline for session 2 exams: 22/09/2023.

Collective tests
Listening - Reading - Writing
DELF A1 23/10/2023

DELF A2 24/10/2023

DELF B1 25/10/2023

DELF B2 26/10/2023

DALF C1 27/10/2023

DALF C2 23/10/2023
Collective tests
Listening - Reading - Writing

DELF A1.1 PRIM 18/10/2023

DELF A1 PRIM 19/10/2023

DELF A2 PRIM 20/10/2023

Click here for preparation courses for session 2. The preparation course fee does not include the exam fee and vice-versa.

How to choose a level?

Choose A1 if you can:

  • introduce yourself and introduce someone;
  • understand ads and basic spoken instructions;
  • understand basic short texts;
  • fill in a form with personal details;
  • answer basic questions;
  • ask basic questions;
  • interact in French to buy something and pay.

Choose A2 if you can:

  • realize easy daily tasks in French (interact with a shopkeeper for a purchase, make inquiries, take public transportation, etc.);
  • using most common polite forms of address and dialogues;
  • tell a past event;
  • understand a basic conversation;
  • talk about your likes and dislikes and explain;
  • describe your daily life and close environment (hobbies, school, family, friends);
  • understand a personal letter / email and answer (to thank, invite, apologize, accept or refuse an invitation);
  • understand information to direct yourself;
  • link sentences with connecting words such as "et", "mais", "parce que", "d'abord", "ensuite", etc.

Choose B1 if you can:

  • tell an event, an experience, a dream;
  • describe a hope, a project, a goal;
  • give your opinion and justify with arguments;
  • express feelings;
  • express agreement and disagreement and explain why;
  • understand important elements of the news (a newspapers article, an TV news extract or a radio programme extract);
  • make hypothesis, give advice, make suggestions;
  • convince someone;
  • get by in an unforeseen situation that can occur in daily life, at work or on holiday;
  • organize a presentation or a speech in a logical and structured manner.

Je choisis le DELF B2 si je peux :

  • défendre mon opinion en donnant des arguments et des exemples ;
  • développer mon point de vue et parler des avantages et des inconvénients ;
  • exprimer la cause et la conséquence ;
  • convaincre quelqu’un ;
  • m’autocorriger quand je fais une erreur ;
  • prendre des notes ;
  • reformuler une idée et expliquer l’implicite ;
  • comprendre l’essentiel d’un document d’actualité.

Je choisis le DALF C1 si je peux :

  • comprendre une grande gamme de textes longs et exigeants, ainsi que saisir des significations implicites ;
  • m’exprimer spontanément et couramment sans trop apparemment devoir chercher ses mots ;
  • utiliser la langue de façon efficace et souple dans sa vie sociale, professionnelle ou académique ;
  • m’exprimer sur des sujets complexes de façon claire et bien structurée et manifester son contrôle des outils d’organisation, d’articulation et de cohésion du discours.

Je choisis le DALF C2 si je peux :

  • transmettre les subtilités de sens avec précision en utilisant, avec une raisonnable exactitude, une gamme étendue de modalisateurs ;
  • maîtriser des expressions idiomatiques et familières accompagnée de la conscience des connotations ;
  • revenir en arrière et reformule une difficulté sans heurts de sorte que l’interlocuteur s’en aperçoit à peine.

Attestation de réussite/ Certificate of achievement sent 2 months after the exam session.
Diplôme/Diploma will arrive from France for collection from our front desk up to 6 months after the exam session.

Note that DELF/DALF examiners and markers are all trained, authorized and monitored by the FEI, a branch of the Department of Education of France.

📖 Rights and obligations of DELF/DALF candidates.

Contact for more information.