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Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française/ Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française

The DELF and DALF are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. There are six independent diplomas, which correspond, respectively, to the six levels of the Council of Europe' s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

DELF tout public
  • Diplôme d'études en langue française
  • Public: adults
  • Levels evaluated: A1 to B2
  • Diplôme d'études en langue française "option professionnelle"
  • Public: candidates seeking initial employment opportunities or promotion within a French-speaking work environment.
  • Levels evaluated: A1 to B2
  • Diplôme approfondi de langue française
  • Public: adults
  • Levels evaluated: C1 to C2

Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF)

Created in 1998 by the French Language Centre of the CCI Paris Ile-de- France, the TEF (Test d’Evaluation de Français) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French

What is the TEF?

Officially recognized since 2012 by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research as part of a first registration in undergraduate university studies, the TEF for studies in France assesses your written and spoken French skills.

The TEF for studies in France is compulsory for any foreign candidate student to a first enrollment in the first year license at a university in France.

Applicants must meet the requirements for both oral and written tests of the TEF and obtain at least 14 out of 20 in the written expression test to be eligible in the first year of license.

Why take the TEF?

  • To study in France (TEF for studies in France)
  • To obtain the French citizenship (TEF for Naturalization)
  • To Immigrate to Canada and to obtain the Canadian citizenship (TEF Canada)
  • To immigrate to Quebec (TEFAQ)
  • To certify one’s level of French at work, to assess the employees’ level of French through recruitment, to position students for training or for study abroad, etc.

What are the tests?

The TEF is conducted electronically (computer-based) or in print. No prior degree is required to sit the exam. The candidate must 16 years and up.

The goal of TEF is to evaluate the French skills of the candidate using a scale of 7 levels that range from 0+ level ( basic skills) to level 6 ( complete control ). This scale refers to:

• 6 skill levels A1 to C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe
• 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks (NCLC-niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens).

The TEF for studies in France is composed of 4 tests:

  • Listening Comprehension : 40 min – 60 items
  • Reading Comprehension : 60 min – 50 items
  • Written Expression : 60 min – 2 topics to complete
  • Vocabulary and Structures : 30 min – 40 items

1 test in 5 parts:

3 written tests:

• Reading Comprehension 60 min – 50 items – 300 points
• Written Expression 60 min – 2 topics to complete – 450 points
• Vocabulary and Structures 30 min – 40 items – 240 points

2 oral tests:

• Listening Comprehension 40 min – 60 items – 360 points
• Oral Expression 15 min – 2 topics to complete – 450 points

The procedures vary depending on the chosen version of TEF:
TEF for studies in France TEF for immigration to Canada (TEF Canada  TEF for French Nationality (TEF ANF TEF for immigration to Quebec (TEFAQ)
Compulsory section Compulsory section for immigration Compulsory section Compulsory section
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary & Structure
Written Expression
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Oral Expression 
Written expression
Compulsory section for Canadian nationality
Listening Comprehension
Oral Expression
Listening Comprehension
Oral Expression
Listening Comprehension
Oral Expression
Optional section
(main applicant)
Reading Comprehension
Written Expression

After the test, a certificate of results, which is valid for one year, is mailed to the applicant. It shows the scores on each section.

If desired, the candidate may take the test as much as he/she wants. However, a two-month waiting period is required between two successive sessions.


  • Diplôme d'études en langue française
  • Public: children learning French as a Foreign Language at primary school (7 to 12 years old)
  • Levels evaluated: A1.1, A1, A2
DELF junior
  • Diplôme d'études en langue française
  • Public: preadolescent and adolescent candidates in secondary school (12 to 17 years old)
  • Levels evaluated: A1 to B2
DELF scolaire
  • Diplôme d'études en langue française
  • Public: preadolescent and adolescent candidates in secondary school (12 to 17 years old)
  • Levels evaluated: A1 to B2
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  • The tutors teach at an understandable rate. not too fast or too slow. The materials are self-explanatory. I enjoy every class. Right now I am learning sentence building, positions of verbs and nouns in sentences in Deutsch (German) language. Ich besinne jede Klasse und mein Lehrer ist sehr gut.

    Pablo BBusiness Professional
  • At Lextorah, where I learnt French, my tutor, M. Phidias, was amazing and always so diligent in making sure my understanding was not shallow, but as deep as possible. All the exercises and assignments given are always systemically in line with the teaching to ensure full grasp of the language. The teaching mechanisms are up to date with excellent study materials such as textbooks and DVDs. I always felt so welcome when I arrived every day. Je Suis tres heureux mon Choix etait Lextorah, malheuresement il est seul cinq semaines.

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  • Herr Christopher Waooo thank you for the knowledge so far. At first, I was not sure learning the German language would be easy but coming to Lextorah has taken off the doubt in me. Now I can relax and enjoy the rest of my class while I gain more than I bargained for with the fully AC class. Thank you Lextorah school of language

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  • I am from Chad and so i speak only french and Arabic.I registered with Lextorah school of languages to study English language.Now, i can speak and understand English language.My tutor, Mr Ajayi is a very good English tutor. Thank you Lextorah. Merci beacoup.

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  • I am Solomon by name , studying German language here at Lextorah school of languages. I have spent a month and a week and i must tell you that i have been doing really good with listening, reading and when i see the words on my own, i can tell what they mean. My tutor, Frau Lasisi is really good at her work, making sure i am able to make the right sentence in Deutsch and to pronounce them as they should sound.

    Solomon RichmanBusiness man
  • Chinese class has been great, lots to learn and sometimes the thought of that makes it seem all too hard and impossible to learn but overtime with constant practice it started to make a whole lotta sense. i've been able to learn more of the greetings, numbers and ways of communicating basically and with more practice i'm certain Chinese would be more fluent for me, many thanks to Lextorah for this medium. xie xie, zaijian.

    Ayanniyi Olamide
  • So far so good, Lextorah is one of the best here. they have accuracy in teaching. Also, what i so much appreciate is if you don't understand a hitch in what has been taught , Lextorah don't mind teaching you all over again and with some guidelines too.. The Best so far, accurate teachers.

    Adeniran Sola Pelumi
  • Lextorah school of languages is one of the best language school in Nigeria.Learning french has been made very easy.My tutor, Monsiour Fedina, is very patient and understanding Tutor. The level of hospitality is very high, imagine receiving lectures in a fully air conditioned class. Very comfortable. I wish to move to the next phase in this school till i am perfect. Thank you Lextorah, more grace to your elbow.

    Seun Akinola
  • I am currently learning Chinese(Mandarin) at Lextorah School of Language. My wang laoshi ( Teacher King) is the best she is patience and she makes Chinese learning easy and fun. Xiexie wi Lextorah

    Oby Egbuniwe
  • i am so happy today that i have completed my deutsch language course at Lextorah school of languages .Honestly this school is a place for great people and those that want to be great,i say thank you to my lecturers and the entire staff of this great institute............Danke ...Auf wiedersehen.

    Henry OkechukwuEngineer
  • Lextorah School of Language has a conducive environment for learning and my time at lextorah so far is worth it. Monsieur Fedina my French Tutor is the best. kudos to LEXTORAH

    Gabriel Diamond
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    Ogechi Lilian
  • I live in Lagos and I am a German language student at Lextorah school of Languages. My tutor, Herr Christoff makes learning the language easier and also brings fun to class. The staff are friendly and I would recommend Lextorah to anyone willing to learn a new language.

    Abah AnthonyEngineer
  • Lextorah is a wonderful place to learn languages. My French tutor Mr Phidias is very good at what he does and he takes his time to make the language easy for one to learn. i will always recommend Lextorah any day any time

    Makanjuola YenosbinaStudent
  • Lextorah school of languages is a citadel of knowledge where the students are well trained in various languges. I started about a Month ago.I can verily communicate in Spanish language; cant wait to complete the course and be able to communicate and interpret well. the tutors are good at what they do and they also give room for interaction. In a nutshell, its a very good school for languages.

    Abisoye OderindeStudent
  • I am currently studying Chinese language here at Lextorah and i must say its been very adventurous. The deeper you go, the tougher it gets but am happy because i have a very competent tutor who knows how to break it down so we can understand fast. The staff are polite and the environment is conducive too. I am sure i will be just fine at the end of the program.

    Simon SamuelBusinessman
  • Studying in Lextorah school of Languages has proven to be the best choice i have made. The teacher in charge of Deutsch teaches in such a way that the students assimilate easier.I will advice all and sundry to study any language of their choice in Lextorah School of Languages.

    Sodiq OlaoluwaBusiness man
  • Indeed, they unleash talent! when i came to Lextorah, i had no idea of the language (German) until i registered and started classes. The Tutor, Herr Christopher is concerned, experienced and focused.He never relents and ensures he brings his students up to speed.

    Oyoria SamuelBusiness man
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