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Dîplome d'études en langue française (DELF)

International French Language Assessment

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.

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.

Exam Schedule

Please click here for more information regarding registration and exam dates.

Exam Location & Timing

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 be 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 the l'Alliance Française exam site.


The cost to challenge the DELF exam is $125 for levels A1 & A2, and $195 for levels B1 & B2. Exam fees are payable directly to l'Alliance Française de Vancouver. 

How to Register

Information will be posted once registration has opened.

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.