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Dîplome d'études en langue française (DELF)

International French Language Assessment 2016 

The North Vancouver School District, in collaboration with L'Alliance Française de Vancouver, offers Grade 10, 11, and 12 students enrolled in all French programs the opportunity to participate in an international French language assessment.  This assessment gives students an opportunity to obtain a diploma and certification of their competency in the French language.

The Dîplome d’études en langue française (DELF) is an internationally recognized series of qualifications awarded to language learners to validate their skills in French.  Through an examination of their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, students can be granted diplomas at various levels.  The resulting diploma issued by the French Ministry of Education is valid for life and is a recognized qualification in many educational and business institutions worldwide. 

 The next series of exams will take place in British Columbia in May 2016.  The exams will be administered during the regular school day starting at 9:00 a.m. on the following dates:

​DELF - May 2016 ​ ​

​Level B2​Advanced
*French Immersion - FRAL 12
​May 9, 2016
​Level B1​Independent
*French Immersion - FRAL 11, Core or IB French 11 or 12
​May 10, 2016
​Level A2​Intermediate
*Core or IB French 11 or 12
​May 11, 2016
​Level A1​Discovery​May 12, 2016
​*These are suggested grade levels.  Students are encouraged to view practice exams and speak with their teachers in order to decide which DELF level to challenge. ​ ​


The location of the exams in North Vancouver is dependent on the number of student registrations.  The main campus of l'Alliance Française de Vancouver at 6161 Cambie Street, Vancouver, is the default location for the exams.  Written exams will be administered in the morning, and oral exams will administered, by appointment, in the afternoon.  Students will be absent from their regular classes on the day of their exam, and will be responsible for ensuring that all of their teachers are aware of the reason for their absence.  Students are also responsible for their own transportation to and from l'Alliance Française or the North Vancouver exam site. 

While the results of the DELF exam have no impact on the students' class grades, or on their graduation requirements, students can use their DELF credentials to earn external credits and for post-secondary applications.

The cost to challenge the DELF exam is $100 for levels A1 & A2, and $175 for levels B1 & B2.  Exam fees are payable directly to l’Alliance Française de Vancouver.  Please see the attached registration form.  DELF exam fees are non-refundable.

Please complete the attached (electronic) application form and return it with payment to l’Alliance Française de Vancouver by email (, fax (604.327.6606), online (, or in person at l’Alliance Française de Vancouver (6161 Cambie Street), between March 30 and April 23, 2016.

Students who register for the DELF will receive an email with specific information regarding their oral and written exam schedules and locations.  Students are encouraged to consult with their French teacher, if they have specific questions about the DELF exam.

A print copy of this information, with the registration form, is available here (3 pages)